Join our team!

We've built an amazing team of hundreds of hackers, makers, and graphic artists lending their spare CPU, GPU, and power bills to fighting covid. It gave us an outlet to obsess over instead of refreshing the JHU COVID Tracker multiple times a day.
  1. Generate a passkey here -
  2. Download a client from
  3. Configure your identity and join team #258829
  4. Select COVID as the research to support fighting in the web client
  5. Obsess over internet points
  6. Follow r00t0wns on twitter to hear swag and team announcements
  7. Connect with other folders at #r00tf0lds

What is folding protien all about?

Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology, and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics.

FAH is leveraging a exascale supercomputer built with of hundreds of thousands of donated CPU/GPU cycles to focus on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the human proteins the virus interacts with. FAH has uncovered novel protein structures that were previously inaccessible to the research community. With your help, we are now screening for potential drugs to target these structures as a part of the COVID Moonshot Collaboration.