Folding@Home - LIE (Lepers of Information Exchange) - Team Page


"Finding the Corona gonads, so the scientists can kick 'em!"
Welcome to our Folding@Home team site. It is hoped that these pages will serve not only to inform but also to assist you.

What is Folding@Home?

From the Folding@Home Wikipedia entry:

Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project aimed to help scientists develop new therapeutics to a variety of diseases by the means of simulating protein dynamics. This includes the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins, and it's all reliant on the simulations run on the volunteers' personal computers. Folding@home is currently based at Washington University in St. Louis and led by Dr. Greg Bowman, a former student of Dr. Pande.

FAH is the world's largest distributed supercomputer. It is made up of hundreds of thousands of personal home computers, servers, and video GPUs, each performing calculations small enough for them to handle quickly, then sending the results of those calclulations back to the FAH servers to compile for the scientists working on each project.

FAH is a project focusing on the research of diseases. The word "folding" comes from the way human protein folds in the cells in your body. Proteins are essential to us for staying healthy, and they assemble themselves to drive many bodily functions by folding. But, when they misfold, a person's health can be comprimised.

How is Folding@Home Battling COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

FAH has created a great page describing what Folding@Home is doing and how you can help in this active fight against COVID-19. There is also a great video which provides a very basic overview of how this all works and why.

How Can I Help to Fight COVID-19?

The easiest way for most people to help in this battle is simply to allow your computer's CPU/GPU to make calculations for FAH. The process for getting started is very simple:
  1. First, download the Folding@Home application, install it, and start it.
  2. Enter any name you want. No registration is required.
  3. If you would like to join our team, enter 262711 in the "Team ID" field. No password is required for our team. You can also work solo or even start your own team.
  4. Adjust your "Folding Power" to a comfortable level for you.
  5. Let it go. You are now a HERO!
You can also join the fight with our Laptop Recycle Hero program, using your old, dusty, unused laptop! We do all of the work, in your name! Watch your previously broken or unused laptop climb the ranks in this battle against COVID-19!

We also need people to spread the word about this computational battle. Share the link to this page to anyone you believe might want or need to jump into such a fight. It really does feel amazing to actively participate in the battle against COVID-19, instead of just fearing it for countless months. Every little calculation counts. It truly is more like a lottery. Who will find the important weak spot in this virus - the guy with 100 CPUs? the Grandma with a little laptop? Everyone can be a hero, here!

What is the Real Gain?

An end to this nightmare. That is the only purpose for any of this. Ranking and points are all arbitrary numbers. They only help to promote friendly competition between folding teams.

What About Team LIE?

This team is open to anyone to join. We rose to the top 1% in ranking in just under 3 weeks. We began as a few hackers from our group, but now include team members from around the world and from every walk of life. Here are some interesting pages showing our fight:
Team Est. April 18, 2020


CURRENT STATS = 2020-09-18 23:55:01-05:00 - Team ID: 262711 Rank: 410 / 254912 ( .16 %) Credit: 1407060686 (23739 WUs) Active CPUs: 49

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