Our MajorGeeks's Team with its 320+ members is currently ranked the top 80 (out of 80,000+ teams), but we need your help to climb higher.
How can you help?
It's simple. You can help our project by downloading and running the client software, entering a user name for yourself and our team number 12072 when it asks. After that you simply let the client run on your machine during its idle times. The software will automatically assign the proper credits to both your personal and our team total.
Each individual gives us an added boost in team performance, allowing us to tackle more problems and score more points. So in short if you have a few spare cpu cycles, here's your chance to help find a cure for cancer!
Project details:What is Folding@Home?
Folding@home is a distributed computing project run by Stanford University's Chemistry Department, which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases.
The use of distributed computing (a sharing workload over multiple machines) allows for the solution to far more complex equations in a far more cost effective way than any other manner. The results from Folding@home are made available on several levels. Most importantly, analysis of the simulations will be submitted to scientific journals for publication, and these journal articles will be posted on the web page after publication.
-Folding Client Software -- (Remember: Team #12072)
-Our Team Stats (Team #12072)
-Official Forum Thread (Lots more info)
Once you set up the client, depending on your machine, it can take some time for results to show. A Day or two is not uncommon for the first numbers, so be patient.