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What is folding?

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Since I've began to use this forum, I have came across a lot of people who have "24/7 Folding PC's"

What is folding?

What's it good for?
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it were you dedicate your pc to help certain causes
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http://folding.stanford.edu/ - A good place to start.

Basically, folding@home simulates protein folding/misfolding (problems) in the hopes of having a better understanding of what causes certain diseases. By lending your unused computer resources to F@H, you can help to find a cure.
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Why don't you check out an entire subforum:
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ing-home-team/
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