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Folding@home protein folding

by GWood36 / February 18, 2008 9:27 AM PST

I was wondering if BOL had a folding@home team ? and if so what the number is.

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(NT) What the heck is protein folding??
by fordo123 / February 19, 2008 5:10 AM PST
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Protein folding 101
by GWood36 / February 19, 2008 6:13 AM PST

Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, is critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology.

Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world.
Sort of like the seti computer sharing project only this one actually accomplishes things.

You can start a Folding@Home team to have fun competitions against others, each team has a number, quite a few tech blogs have a team set up, I was wondering if there was a C-Net team.

more info at -

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by shawnlin / February 19, 2008 6:17 AM PST how at Jimmy's Deli they fold the thinly sliced meats into your club sandwich? Presto - protein folding! Wink j/k

Honestly, if there is a team set up, I'd like to know about it.


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BOL Folding team!
by stanswx / April 4, 2008 9:38 PM PDT
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by stanswx / April 5, 2008 9:54 PM PDT
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Top 3000!
by stanswx / October 20, 2008 2:01 AM PDT
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Hey gang, our folding team is now in the top 3000 of 145509 teams out there! Anyone else want to donate some computer cycles to the cause? We would be glad to have all the buzz army, err, brigade on board. Keep up the good work!

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BOL Folding team
by stanswx / May 14, 2008 4:31 AM PDT

It looks like we've got 4 BOL'ers participating in the Folding project so far. If anyone else has a spare or idle computer, throw the folding software on there and join the cause! All the info is on the buzz wiki:

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BOL Folding Team: Top 2000!
by stanswx / June 7, 2009 10:21 PM PDT
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