Ya really! Now, youre prolly thinnkin, "how does ma pc cure cancer?". It's simple. Two distributed computing projects, Folding@home, and Rosetta@Home utilized the proscessing power of your PC. Here's how it works. A work unit is downloaded form a server. The work unit contains all sorts of unsoved calculations of how a cell would die, mutate, etc, then, your CPU solves the calculations of what would happen to that cell and how it mutates or dies. Once calculations are complete, the work unit is sent back to the servers, where is analyzed by a supercomputer. The analyzation results are sent to medical labs, so doctors can find cures for serious dieseses, such as HIV, cancer, Alzheimers, Mad cow (BSE), and more. Now, which client is for me? The Rosetta@home client is especially good for PCs with low-class CPUs, since it only needs a small amount of computing power and takes 3-5 hours to finish a work unit. The Rosetta@home client uses your CPU to predict the outcome of cell mutations, death, etc., so doctors can find cures. The Folding@home client uses your CPU to calculate and predict how proteins "misfold" in certain dieseases. The Folding@home client aims to understand how dieseases like cancer work, not nesciarrly to find a cure, however once we understand how a diesease works, we can find cures. The Folding@home client needs higher computing power than R@H, and takes about 6-10 hours to finish a work unit. So the choice is yours. Find cures using the Rosetta@home client. or Understand how dieseases work with Folding@home. *A special note to R@H users: You must download the BOINC client to use R@H. The BOINC client is here: BOINC: compute for science When setting it up, make sure you choose 'Rosetta@home' from the project list. Also, a work unit must be finsihed and sent back in 24-72 hours, depending on the work unit. Plus, when you shut down, both clients save progress.