Foldit- protein folding game.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by FAST6191, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Linky- windows, mac and linux (tar.gz for now on the main site, I have not checked any repositories) versions available.
    Do play through the tutorials and poking around their wiki is a good idea as well

    I was pointed towards this earlier today- it works like fold@home but with the idea that even a poor human brain is somewhat more powerful than the best supercomputer.

    For me at least gameplay is what would happen if tetris met a 3d crayon physics, picross and the most addictive flash/XBLA/similar game I have ever played. Not to mention it is for science as well.
    Obviously it is not going to be doing serious work protein folding as far as the end user sees but it does allow you to fiddle with a nice approximation of it, if you want to play serious business biological science you are pointed to instead.
  2. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

    Oct 15, 2008
    United States
    Soviet Slyakin
    When I see chromosomes or DNA and stuff, I freak out. Sorry. [​IMG]

  3. chA1nBull3t

    chA1nBull3t GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    United States
    Pennsylvania, Eastern US
    Wow this is really interesting. I used to do a lot of folding on my old rig.
    This on the other hand is quite unique [​IMG]. I think I might give it a try. It look's really nice and polished [​IMG].
  4. omgdaniel

    omgdaniel Advanced Member

    Feb 10, 2009
    United States