Scouts of the World - Folding for a Cure
Team # 250015
Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology, and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics.
We believe, that 50 million Scouts around the world, can not only make a dent in this project, but truly show that we can Create a Better World through the process.
It uses your computer CPU in the background when you are not, to process and
run simulations as part of trying to stop various diseases – including at
They call the project “Folding @ Home”.
This is “distributed computing”, and you may have heard of it before. The idea has been around since the mid-1990’s.
The program that runs on your computer, downloads the next bit of biology that needs analysis… your computer runs the simulation when it has free time, and then uploads the result when done.
And it keeps track of points, for how well your computer did at processing the job.
Anyone can do it – Windows, Mac, Linux.
The fun side of it is, that Scouts around the world have setup a World Scouting team – inviting other Scouts to join in the quest, to help solve this biological puzzle on behalf of the planet.
Because every bit helps… this is real medical research in action.
This is not a hoax, spyware, or a virus.
If you’re interested, download the client program for free, and safely, from
default install and options are fine – it only takes a minute to install
When it comes to identity, enter the following three things (do not select anonymous folding):
NAME: (this can be anything, but visit here
https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/250015 if you'd like to see if your
group/region has a name already)
We suggest using something that identifies your Country at the end; 1stLondon-UK, Troop1283-USA, 34thBlackForest-DE (Germany), 12thRubberBoot-EE (Estonia) - and such.
TEAM: 250015 (this is the World Scouts team #)
PASSKEY: (not necessary, unless your local group has given you one, or you have created one for your group)
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