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Folding at Home - Help research with distributed computing

I am One in a Million: Regardless if you are already folding or haven’t heard a word about it before, we need your help to reach our goal – which is 1 million folders. Start folding now

Snap: This is a packaging of Folding@Home for the snap platform and may work differently from other formats. Check more information or report issues at

What is Folding at Home? Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics.

More info on the project: Folding@Home is run by Pandegroup of Stanford University. You can find more information on the Folding@Home website:

Usage: You can use the FAHClient service, the applications FAHControl and FAHViewer, or the web-client.

Open FAHControl from your menu, or visit to use the web-client. If no service is available you can enable it from a terminal with the command:


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GPL-2.0 OR GPL-3.0 OR MIT OR Proprietary
Last updated
15 December 2021

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