Folding proteins to solve medical mysteries

I was part of a folding team in college because I ran my computers full time (all five my dorm room) and it was for a good cause. It seemed like years ago.
Just recently, Hack-a-day posted that they had a folding team going and interested persons should apply. I thought, what the heck and joined up again.
[email protected] is a Stanford University project:

What does [email protected] do? [email protected] is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. We use novel computational methods and large scale distributed computing, to simulate timescales thousands to millions of times longer than previously achieved. This has allowed us to simulate folding for the first time, and to now direct our approach to examine folding related disease.

So what’s the basic concept? You take your computer and run it as a workhorse when you’re not actually using it. Since I have multiple computers running all the time, I always have spare processor power to give. You can have it only run when you’re not using the computer, or have it run as a screensaver. Either way, every little calculation helps.
My team is slowly marching up the ranks and if you’re looking hard, you can probably find me in the midst of things. Help solve some of medicine’s mysteries by joining this massive brute force distributed computing movement.