What if any results have been obtained by folding at home?

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  1. HawaiianBrian

    HawaiianBrian Member Guru

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    What's the point?
    Has any breakthroughs of any kind happened because of folding?
    Seems like a feel good -zero real effects kind of thing.
    My relatives keep dying of cancer however.
    I know ...Someday. Right? Blah blah blah.
    Show me some results.
     
  2. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    1 result that I know of. We've helped contribute to global warming by running lots of old and inefficient hardware at 100% for years.
     
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    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Electric companies probably like people folding
     
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    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    One of those papers sums it up nicely for me :)

    We applied methods developed and honed on Folding@home to Google Exacycle (Google’s massively parallel cloud resource — a lot like running Folding@home behind their firewall). The resources that Google donated to PG/Folding@home was pretty massive, allowing us to tackle a really significant and challenging problem in biology and drug design.
     
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    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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