Stanford folding@home and origami on Ubuntu

If you’d like an easy way to run folding to help the Folding@Home Stanford research project, even on a multicore system, ‘origami‘ may be a good soultion. I like it a lot.
It starts on boot-up automatically, can set folding to commence according to a schedule, allows project and stat checks from the command line, and even allows centrally administered group deployments (for example, to a lab full of machines). It does make laptops run pretty hot (as the CPU is engaged doing protein folding simulations), so I limit it to short bursts on laptops, but it can be a great tool to help in contributing to the folding project. You can also set origami to contribute to the TeamUbuntu folding project if you’re interested.

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