If you haven't heard of it before, Folding@home is basically a Stanford-developed distributed computing project which performs computationally intense simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics.
Folding@home is the most powerful distributed computing cluster in the world, and it is used to give scientists a better understanding of why proteins sometimes do not fold correctly, which occasionally leads to various consequences and diseases such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
All you need to do to run Folding@home on your computer (either on your CPU or your GPU) or on your PS3 is to download the client from http://folding.stanford.edu
Note that your computer (or PS3) runs Folding@home on low priority by default. Thus, Folding@home will only run on full speed while you are not using your computer. When you are
using your computer, Folding@home's calculation speed (or more specifically, its amount of calculations per second) will slow down to not bog down your other applications and games. In other words, running Folding@home will not (notably) affect your computer's performance.
What are you waiting for? Join the Zelaron folding team now and start folding!
Zelaron Team ID
(Input this into your Folding@home client): 143204
Zelaron Team Statistics