Folding@Gnome provides a graphical user interface for an application by Stanford University called Folding@home. The aim of the Folding@home project is to discover how proteins, that make up any person’s DNA, fold. Knowing more about how this folding occurs, can in turn tell something about how human diseases develop. In order to perform calculations on protein folding models one needs quite a bit of computing power. When you use Stanford university’s application, you donate some of your computing power to their Folding@home project. Folding@home is – or at least was at that time – an application that runs on the background, and it is therefore not so easy to keep track of your local folding progress and statistics. For that reason I developed Folding@Gnome. Folding@Gnome is as a tiny system-tray application for Gnome (a Linux desktop environment).
The development of Folding@Gnome stopped long ago, together with me supporting Folding@home. The source code however is still available (see below).
Get the source code
The source code of Folding@Gnome is available through the following Subversion repository: