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What exactly is folding in computer terms? I've googled it, even search for it on the forum and yet to no avail I can't find much information that makes sense,

Although on google I was link to a webpage explaining it in terms of linking X number of computers together on a network to do super computing work to help scientist with research. Maybe I'm just not getting it, so I must ask,

Just what is folding? What is the history behind it? Who started it? What does all those folding points mean? How are they calculated and why are they calculated?

Can someone link me to a great website that explains it well =]

Thank you_
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http://folding.stanford.edu/

 
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Thank you, neat website and glad they got videos too and a wholelotta explaination_

Pretty neat
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