Folding@home is one of the distributed computing projects I am personally most interested in. This valiant project from the Pande Group at Stanford University focuses on harnessing the computing power for simulation of a protein’s life. Given the amount of diseases caused by the mis-folding of proteins, we strongly believe this project is one that deservers our full idle-GPU focus and members of BSN* are joining in with our GPU hardware.

Even though there are only dozen or so active folders inside our group, we all predominately use GPUs and the results are coming in – we have entered the Top 300 teams [out of 157,723 active teams]. Our groups’ number is 69864 and we would like to invite you to join us and use the idle states of your computers, regardless of using a CPU or a high-performance GPU client.

If you need instructions on how to configure the F@h client, just visit our old Folding@home GPU client configuration page and follow the instructions. During the month of May, we are going to introduce our official Bright Side of News* distributed computing plans, and we hope that you will join us in fights against cancer, detecting the real shape of the Milky Way galaxy, and searching for extra-terrestrial intelligence and many more.

Stay tuned.