13 September 2007 @ 17:20Folding@home installers

If you haven’t heard of Folding@home, it is a distributed computing effort organized by Stanford University to aid in the study of how proteins fold.

From Stanford’s site:

What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease? Proteins are biology’s workhorses — its “nanomachines.” Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or “fold.” The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.

If you are interesting in helping out this effort, consider joining Team MacAddict4Life (team #18) whether you have a Mac or a PC.

I have created two installers for Mac users — one for PowerPC processors and one for Intel processors.


QuickFold (PowerPC)
QuickFold (Intel)

I have decided to discontinue work on QuickFold. It will be better for everyone, and better for troubleshooting, if everyone is using the same installer. It is also difficult for me to keep up with Stanford’s frequent beta expirations.
Please visit Stanford’s download page for up-to-date installers.

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