HEXUS team number: 69776
If you're already well aware of Stanford University's Folding@home project, why not join the HEXUS team? Our team ID is 69776.
If however you're wondering what Folding is all about, keep reading.
Folding@home is project started by Stanford University, its goal is to help understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases. The official website provides the following details:
What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease?
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, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.
Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
You can help by simply running a piece of software.
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. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.
If you'd like to start Folding@home, we welcome you to join the HEXUS team. HEXUS user, Joshwa, has provided a complete guide on "Setting up Folding@home" and details how to join the HEXUS team.
The HEXUS team statistics page shows that our Folding@home team now ranks in the top 250, out of more than 100,000 teams. We'd like to thank all our existing folders and we welcome anymore who join us.