How we can help find a cure for COVID19 while at home

The Folding@home software allows you to share your unused computer power with us – so that we can research even more potential cures.

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.
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So what do I need to do?

  1. install the folding at home software
  2. just let it run on your laptop (you don’t need to do anything)
  3. be proud of your contribution to science

Installation

I’m using Linux, ElementaryOS 5, (Built on top of Ubuntu 18.04) so I followed
https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/installation-guides/linux/manual-installation-advanced/

for Windows and MAC users you may follow these
https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/installation-guides/windows/
https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/installation-guides/mac/

# 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/

Please join the cause and help find cure for COVID19 and other diseases as well.

read more: https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/running-foldinghome/