Sorry for usurping the "Official" adjective (mods, feel free to rename), but the old Folding for HardwareHeaven thread is locked and the "new" one that the old thread links to in the penultimate post is MIA - dead link. Anyway, most of you know what this is about. Long ago, a team from Stanford University started a project where people all over the world could donate their idle computing cycles and run scientific simulations of a thing called protein folding*, over the years it has resulted in a number of scientific papers. Back in the day, I did almost 200 work units and, despite the increase in hardware performance over time, I'm still in the top 10% of donors, but at some point, I stopped doing it and, while I never fully forgot about it, it kind of slipped my mind. Well, these days, Folding@Home is more popular than ever! With the currently ongoing pandemic the Stanford team has joined the global effort against COVID19 and added a bunch of projects related to researching the virus. So, if you feel up to it, go for it, the setup is super simple and you'll quickly be doing some serious science on your PC and it will become a part of an incredibly powerful supercomputer! If you, at that, wish to join team HardwareHeaven, just enter team number 201544 when the client first starts. *After a protein molecule is "assembled", it looks like a long chain which needs to be warped into a specific shape in order to do what it's supposed to do and this process is called protein folding. Occasionally, though, the folding goes wrong and then, strange things can happen, with a bunch of illnesses, from Alzheimer's to many forms of cancer, being linked to proteins "misfolding".