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.
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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 https://github.com/fcole90/fah-snap
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: https://foldingathome.org
Usage: You can use the FAHClient service, the applications FAHControl and FAHViewer, or the web-client.
Open FAHControl from your menu, or visit http://client.foldingathome.org/ to use the web-client. If no service is available you can enable it from a terminal with the command:
Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install Folding@Home
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), Linux Mint 19 (Tara), Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa) and the latest release, Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu.
On Linux Mint 20, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed. This can be accomplished from the command line: