We’re calling for all PC Matic customers to help out our friends at [email protected] by using your computer resources to do protein folding simulations. [email protected] uses your CPU or GPU to run protein folding simulations to help find a cure for all types of diseases. Right now, they’re focusing efforts on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), which means our customers can play a part in helping to find a cure!
All you have to do is install [email protected] and join the PC Matic team! Your computer will begin to use extra computing resources that would normally go unused. You can even tell [email protected] to only use resources during certain times when you’re not on your computer, or all the time in the background! For each Work Unit your computer completes you’ll earn points for yourself, the PC Matic Team, and move us all one step closer to finding a cure.
Once you’ve downloaded the installer, double click on it to begin the install process.
Read the License Agreement and click I Agree
Select Express Install and Click Next
When [email protected] opens, you can choose to set up an identity or fold anonymously.
Click Start Folding
Enter a Name with no spaces unless you want to be anonymous.
Enter our PC Matic Team Number - 32035 - to join our team.
You’re done! You can adjust the settings in [email protected] by telling it to only fold when your not using your computer or all the time. You can also adjust the power level if your computer is being slowed down, lower that level to Light or Medium.
It can take several minutes for folding to actually begin but be patient! You’ll soon see stats update and show you how many points per day you’re earning for team PC Matic!
Depending on your computer’s age and hardware, [email protected] could slow you down considerably. Keep that in mind when determining if you should start folding on your computer. If your computer is old, or has lower hardware specs (less than xgHz CPU) you can still help! Click the icon links below to share our mission on Facebook or Twitter! Others can join the PC Matic team and help us defeat COVID-19 together.
[email protected] is a distributed computing project, that very simply stated, studies protein folding and misfolding. Protein folding is explained in more detail in the scientific background section. It also helps us develop drugs to combat disease. You can learn more about what [email protected] is doing to specifically tackle COVID-19 here.
Yes, while [email protected] is running it’s possible that your computer temperatures will be hotter than normal and cause your fans to run more often or higher than normal. You can adjust this by turning down the folding level inside the interface. If your computer is too hot trying turning it down to Medium or Light.
After you’ve installed the [email protected] client you’ll see a new icon in your system taskbar in the lower right corner. (Refer to Tray Icon Image below) You can click the [email protected] icon here to open the web control interface, or stop/pause folding whenever you want!
In 2003 a team was put together by the wonderful members of our community forums. The “PitCrew” team was born and they began to fold like it was nobody’s business. A passion for helping each other on our forums transferred directly to helping every stranger that struggled with a disease that doesn’t have a cure. Our team folded for many years, and is even still in the top 100 teams [email protected] has ever seen! We want to reignite the same mission that our forum members began with back in 2003 and do what we can do to help the community during this difficult time. If you want to check out our forums, click here.
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