About

What is Folding@home?

Folding@home is program you run on your computer. It simulates how proteins behave and sends the results to Stanford University. The results are then used to research the causes, and possibly cure, for diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's.

From the Folding@home website:
"Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. [It uses] a novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed [them] to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct [their] approach to examine folding related disease."

What is Folding@home Applet?

Folding@home Applet is an applet for the KDE panel. It provides a convenient and unobtrusive way to monitor, visualise, and control the Folding@home client software on Unix systems running KDE.

Features:

See the screenshots below!

News

28 February, 2005

27 February, 2005

31 October, 2004

31 July, 2004

06 March, 2004

24 January, 2004

18 January, 2004

17 January, 2004

Changelog

kfolding-1.0.0-rc2

kfolding-1.0.0-rc1

kfolding-0.9.6

kfolding-0.9.5

kfolding-0.9.4

kfolding-0.9.3

kfolding-0.9.2

kfolding-0.9.1

kfolding-0.9.0

Screenshots


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The Folding@home Applet works away in KDE's panel. Progress can be monitored as the logo turns from gray to coloured.

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Many features are available from the context-menu.

Alpha carbon trace

Wireframe

Space-filling

Ball-and-stick

Four different visualisations of the current work unit are available. Alpha carbon trace, Wireframe, Space-filling, and Ball-and-Stick. The model can be rotated by left-dragging, or panned by right-dragging.

Queue Info
The queue information dialog.

Requirements

*Free/OpenBSD users: please Folding@home's FAQ section about running the Linux console client.

Download

Current Version: 1.0.0-rc2

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SuSE 9.0 RPM kfolding-1.0.0-rc2.i386.rpm (467K)
SuSE 9.2 RPM kfolding-1.0.0-2.i386.rpm (508K)

Licensed under the GNU General Public License, Version 2.

Author

Kevin Hessels <khessels () shaw ! ca>
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Thanks to:
Richard P. Howell IV, author of fpd and qd - off which Folding@home Applet is based.