Using Folding@home

Folding@home is a software that relies on volunteers to run a distributed computation. To offer your idle CPU time, go to

Start folding

Choose your platform and download the “client” and “all” version. For Ubuntu, I got:

  • fahclient_7.5.1_amd64.deb
  • fahcontrol_7.5.1-1_all.deb

You can install them graphically. The second one installs an GUI application that shows up in the applications:

Screenshot from 2019-09-19 16-02-12

The first one installs a binary that can be executed from the command line FAHClient.