Don't forget that TF has a F@H team.
More about F@H:
What are proteins and why do they "fold"? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, and Parkinson's disease.
What does Folding@Home do? Folding@Home is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.
Results from Folding@Home
Stanford BMI talk
See Prof. Pande's lecture on F@H at Xerox PARC
How can you help? You can help our project by downloading and running our client software. Our algorithms are designed such that for every computer that joins the project, we get a commensurate increase in simulation speed.
One can also help by donating funds to the project, via Stanford University.
What have we done so far? We have had several successes. You can read about them on our Science page, Results section, or go directly to our press and papers page.
F@H Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
There really is no excuse not to participate. It runs on Linux or Windows. Using the console method it takes virtually no memory or CPU power. If you can, please join us, if not, that's cool too.