TheFamilyRP is now working to fight against COVID-19!

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What Is [email protected]?
[email protected] is a crowd-sourced research utility that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. As of today, the project is using the idle resources of personal computers owned by volunteers from all over the world.

When you run a [email protected] client on your computer, it will use the available resources of your hardware to simulate protein folding, which helps advance research into complex diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other degenerative diseases. This simulation is then uploaded to their servers, where research groups from Stanford University as well as Washington could help understand the best way to treat the diseases.

As of a couple days ago, [email protected] released projects which will help aid research in understanding how COVID-19 works, and how to treat it.

For more details on how [email protected] is helping advance research into COVID-19, here is a blog post outlining what each project does.

How Do I Get Started?
It's extremely easy to get started, installing [email protected] is a breeze!

1. Download the Folding @ Home Client
2. Install and run the client
4. It will open a website with a panel
4. Set team code to "237123", and pick a username (preferably your forum username)
5. Set the research to "Any Disease". This will prioritize the COVID-19 projects, assuming WUs are available.

If all goes well, this is what your panel should look like!


You can now close these windows. The client will be folding on the background for COVID-19!

If you have any questions or comments, or need help on how to get started, you could hop in the discord #folding channel and discuss it there.

Some Other Notes
We are giving all users who volunteer to fold under our team a special role + forum badge! This is what it looks like here:



We are also working on ways to incorporate our [email protected] team stats, either through a discord bot, or through forum integration. More info will be posted on the discord channel.
 
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