Playing at Protein Prediction

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Any large, distributed computing network aimed at utilizing unoccupied desktop computers can harness substantial computing power rivaling that of any supercomputer. And when it comes to protein research, the amount of computing power needed to simulate and predict molecules can easily be provided in such a model. To this end, the life sciences community made its first big splash into distributed computing with the launch of Stanford University's Folding@home back in October of 2000.

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