mozillaZine Folding@Home Team Completes 20 million Points

Monday February 26th, 2007

Folding@Home is a project at Stanford University, based on the distributed computing model. When installed, it runs in the background, using idle CPU cycles to compute protein folding. The project aims to find cure for diseases related to mis-folding of proteins.

Two years ago, mozillaZine forum members formed a team. Today, the team has completed over 20 million points, and is ranked among the top 100 folding teams.

To join the mozillaZine team, download folding@home software, and choose team 39340.

#1 Very pleased

by rmitnick

Tuesday February 27th, 2007 4:20 AM

I am very pleased at having the opportunity to put unused computer time to a worthy cause.

#2 got a new member

by overridevx

Wednesday February 28th, 2007 4:58 PM

I've been folding for the team but i've become practically inactive so I guess you got a new member.

#3 work makes it easy

by mroslevich

Wednesday March 7th, 2007 10:34 AM

I have 3 desktops set up in my office. I use them for various tasks occasionally. the 2 lesser-used machines (one is linux, one is XP) are running folding@home. my linux box is a dedicated Folding@home machine, as I rarely use it anymore. and my secondary XP machine is practically a radio, and a folding@home machine. the Folding@home software is a great way to utilize idle CPU clock cycles. I recommend this to anyone who lets their computers sit idle for long periods of time. I'm proud to be a member of the MozillaZine team!