Community Support


Here’s where you start making your connection to the hundreds of volunteers that keep Folding@home running and the hundreds of thousands that donate their unused computing power to make it the world’s largest distributed super computer.

Dig in, get the help you need, and when you’re ready, offer your own expertise and support. We need it!

Start here for help and news

These pages and the forum are maintained by members of the folding community from around the world. You can learn more about the people involved with our project.


You’ll find a large library of Frequently Asked Questions lower on this page.

Installation Guides

If you need help or have questions about installing the software read the Installation Guides.

Support Forum

Folding@home Support ForumA very active forum with helpful moderators, the Folding@home Support Forum is the place to find additional help and answers.


Active donors keep up to date through Folding News, our blog.

A quick history

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Index

General Topics

FAQs on FAH Software

FAQs on Specific Topics

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Last Updated on July 16, 2013, at 10:41 AM

Add your computer's power to over 327,000 others that are helping us find cures to Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's and many cancers ...

... in just 5 minutes.

Step 1.

Download protein folding simulation software called



Step 2.

Run the installation. The software will automatically start up and open a web browser with your control panel.

Step 3.

Follow the instructions to Start Folding.

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will send your computer a folding problem to solve. When your first job is completed, your computer will swap the results for a new job.

Download the protein folding simulation software that fits your machine.


Installation guide
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