Extra Fox – A blog by Christopher Taylor

Folding proteins can be fun with Rosetta@home

Posted in Uncategorized by extrafox on November 12, 2005

A friend of mine who I have played soccer with for years, David Kim, works in a lab at the University of Washington. For years, he has been telling me about the protein folding work that his lab does. Not long ago, his lab launched a project to use spare CPU cycles on a large number of university computers to work on their protein folding efforts.

I have given spare CPU cycles to such projects quite a few times in the past, but it has been a while. But, after talking with David about it last night, I decided to give it a try again.

His lab runs the Rosetta@home project. Instructions for installing and configuring the software can be found here.

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