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FoldIt for fun

Fri May 09, 2008 8:27 am

Not sure if this should go here or the gaming forum, but I thought the F@H crowd would find this interesting. It's a puzzle game in which you fold proteins, with the idea that human instincts could out-perform the brute force folding done by computers. While I doubt that's actually the case, I think it's interesting.
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Re: FoldIt for fun

Fri May 09, 2008 10:23 am

I doubt it too but keep in mind that it takes like a day for a PS3 to calculate 1 nanosecond of a fold (from what I've heard). If a human can figure out a solution even within a week, that'd be a tremendous gain.
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Re: FoldIt for fun

Fri May 09, 2008 11:50 am

Actual site is but it is very slow after being Slashdotted.

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