How to join our Folding@home team
Please follow these simple instructions:
1) Visit the Folding@home
homepage at Stanford University and download the latest version
of their "console" program. We recommend that you use
the console version instead of the screensaver because it works
more reliably on most systems and processes the data marginally
faster. However, if you want to use the screensaver that's OK
too, but either way just be sure to join our team (see below).
*Please note: Folding@home Versions 1.0 and 2.0 (and all later
versions) appear to be entirely separate research projects. We
currently only participate in Folding@home Version 2.0 and beyond
-- we have ceased our participation in the Version 1.0 program,
having successfully completed over 7,000 work units and finished
with a ranking within the top 100 teams. While we are very proud
of our accomplishments for the project, the Version 1.0 program
is in its final stages and is in the process of being phased
out by The Pande Group, and therefore we feel that it's time
to move on.
2) Install the Folding@home 2.0 or later software on your
computer and join our team. Very important: when prompted
for a team number type 3423 (that's our team!). You will
probably also want to type "yes" to the option to be
prompted when the software needs to connect to the Stanford server.
3) Email me with your name, location, and the web addresses
of any websites that you own so that I can list you on our volunteers
page. Send me an email by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Happy processing! Be sure to frequently check our Site
News page or the Folding@home stats page to see how our team
Here are some additional tips to make your Folding@home experience
a pleaseant one:
-You need to press ctrl-c to close the Folding@home console
program when you shut down your computer. (Press and hold your
computer's control (ctrl) key, and WHILE STILL HOLDING IT press
the letter c).
-If you plan on running Folding@home while you are away from
your computer, you can conserve energy by activating your computer's
built in power management features. On Windows computers, these
controls live within Control Panel.
-Another tip for Windows users: Add fah.exe to your computer's
startup folder located in the start menu so that Folding@home
will launch automatically when you boot your computer.