Shadowfox Games has joined Folding@Home!  What is it? Well, some smart guys at Stanford University made a neat program that uses distributed computing in order to simulate protein folding to help with research related to attempts at curing serious diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and certain forms of cancer.

Essentially, the Folding@Home project lets any computer work with other computers in parallel through the internet to accomplish a certain goal, which in this case is to simulate folding proteins.  It is like a super computer with its CPU cores connected through the internet instead of a local network.

By downloading the Folding@Home client program, you can help simulate protein folding.  The client automatically downloads the required data to your computer and starts folding.  When the simulation is complete, the results are automatically uploaded to the Folding@Home servers.  It does not interfere with the use of your computer as the program only uses unused CPU cycles.

So go join Shadowfox Games’  Folding@Home team!  My stats are low as I am currently the only member of my team so help me out by using my team number, which is 195240, when you want to start folding.  Not sure how?  Then check out the instructions on how to join a team after you download and install the Folding@Home client.  Happy folding!