this is called “Folding@home”
Folding refers to the way human protein folds in the cells that make up your body. We rely on the proteins to keep us healthy and they assemble themselves by folding. But when they misfold, there can be serious consequences to a person’s health.
- install the folding at home software
- just let it run on your laptop (you don’t need to do anything)
- be proud of your contribution to science
I’m using Linux, ElementaryOS 5, (Built on top of Ubuntu 18.04) so I followed
for Windows and MAC users you may follow these
# download files wget https://download.foldingathome.org/releases/public/release/fahclient/debian-testing-64bit/v7.4/fahclient_7.4.4_amd64.deb wget https://download.foldingathome.org/releases/public/release/fahcontrol/debian-testing-64bit/v7.4/fahcontrol_7.4.4-1_all.deb wget https://download.foldingathome.org/releases/public/release/fahviewer/debian-testing-64bit/v7.4/fahviewer_7.4.4_amd64.deb # install the client, control and viewer sudo dpkg -i --force-depends fahclient_7.4.4_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-depends fahcontrol_7.4.4-1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-depends fahviewer_7.4.4_amd64.deb # then start the client sudo /etc/init.d/FAHClient start # then view logs for possible errors cd /etc/init.d/ FAHClient logs
after installing I opened the client’s WebUI at https://client.foldingathome.org/
then after a few seconds of loading…
and at the bottom of the page
So what happens now?
at this point, my machine is ready to accept “Work Units”.
I just need to leave my desktop/laptop with the folding software enabled and there im already contributing something.
I think I’m not getting any jobs
read here on why it’s a good thing: https://www.reddit.com/r/Folding/comments/fn1x6b/not_having_wus_is_a_good_thing/