The MacRumors Folding@home team has accumulated over one billion points for the distributed computing medical research project. The MacRumors team, currently ranked #55 out of over two hundred thousand Folding@home teams, reached the milestone point total on October 27.

Folding@home participants receive work units as computation assignments. Completed work units are assigned points based on their value to the project's scientific purposes. Extra points can be earned for speed, reliability, and the use of multiple machines. Led by top contributors rwh202, twoodcc, and whiterabbit, Team MacRumors has completed over 1.1 million work units since the team formation in May 2002 by MacRumors owner Arnold Kim. The team currently averages over 4000 work units and over 2 million points per month. Forum members have been watching for this milestone for months.

Additional team statistics and graphs can be viewed at Extreme Overclocking.

We congratulate the currently active MacRumors Folding@home team members and the thousands of others who have participated over the years. We invite everyone who is interested to join our team!

mr_folding_billion
Folding@home, run by Stanford University since October 2000, is a distributed computing project under which computers run protein folding simulation software in their idle time, helping researchers search for cures for Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, AIDS, influenza, and many forms of cancer. The software simulates how proteins, RNA, and nanoscale synthetic polymers fold, both to gain understanding of how proteins fold into their three-dimensional structure and to study the causes of the abnormal folding that leads to disease. To date, over 100 scientific research papers have resulted from Folding@home.

Top Rated Comments

cclloyd Avatar
112 months ago
Why is this not on the front page?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SvP Avatar
112 months ago
"certificate made in Word '97 by my 8 year old son"

(great news for the rest of it, but sheesh.. it's 2013)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kissaragi Avatar
112 months ago
Nice job!

I agree it should be front page, it will recruit new people to the team.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OrangeSVTguy Avatar
112 months ago
Way to go everyone. Folding with a small computer for 20 points or multiple super computers for 20 million. Every little bit helps and counts for the main reason for folding. We're all doing it for the greater purpose of finding a cure.

Who knows, that one protein that you help fold a few years ago could end up saving your life 15 years from now.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spyguy10709 Avatar
112 months ago
Nice job guys!

With those new Mac Pros with their dual FirePro graphics we'll get to two billion in no time!

Seriously, congrats! I love how our fairly small community can rank up with the "big boys" of folding - fighting back with the power of the Mac! (Fighting back to cancer that is!)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
laurihoefs Avatar
112 months ago
Oh my, I didn't even know there was a MacRumors folding team. I might switch teams soon :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

apple ar headset concept 1

Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
anker 563 dock ports

Anker's Latest USB-C Docking Station Brings Triple-Display Support to M1 Macs

Wednesday May 18, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
While Apple's early M1-based Macs can only officially support a single external display, there are ways around the limitation. Anker is launching a new 10-in-1 USB-C docking station today which delivers just that. The Anker 563 USB-C dock includes two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort port, and it leverages DisplayLink to carry multiple video signals over a single connection. Given that this hub...
apple data auction iphone privacy ad

Apple Highlights iPhone's Latest Privacy Features in New 'Data Auction' Ad

Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new ad highlighting iPhone privacy features like App Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection that are designed to give users more transparency and control when it comes to their personal data being collected. The ad revolves around a young woman named Ellie who discovers that her personal data is being sold at an auction house, with bids being placed on her...
Prosser Series 8 3

Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature New Design With Flat Display

Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:21 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 8 could feature an all-new design with a flat display, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In his latest video on the YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Jon Prosser highlighted information from ShrimpApplePro that suggests the Apple Watch Series 8 could feature a flat display in what seems to be a design originally rumored for the Apple Watch Series 7. ...
sony headphones 1

Sony's New WH-1000XM5 Headphones vs. Apple's AirPods Max

Friday May 20, 2022 12:18 pm PDT by
Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it's worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple's $549 AirPods Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the AirPods Max win out when it comes ...
iPhone 14 Purple Lineup Feature

Will the iPhone 14 Be a Disappointment?

Saturday May 21, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
With around four months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup, the overwhelming majority of rumors related to the new devices so far have focused on the iPhone 14 Pro, rather than the standard iPhone 14 – leading to questions about how different the iPhone 14 will actually be from its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected...
apple ar headset concept 2

Apple's AR/VR Headset Nearing Completion as Board Gets Demo

Thursday May 19, 2022 9:52 am PDT by
Apple last week demonstrated its upcoming AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not too distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also ramped up development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software expected to be called "RealityOS," or rOS for short. Render via designer Ian ...