Folding@Home Mobile Monitoring

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ChristianVirtual, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010

    Folding@home is a project run by Stanford University managing a distributed computing setup based on computing power provided by individuals like you and me. It use mathematical methods of protein folding in order to understand diseases and help find cures for Alzheimer's, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease and some kind of cancers.

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    This free app is only useful for you if you are (or plan to be) an active participant for the Folding@Home project. If you don't have the required client software (v7) installed and running on your computer this app will do nothing for you.
    In case you want to experiment with the app you need in addition to download and install the client software from Stanford University project site (for Win, Mac and Linux), enter a user ID and join a team if you like to fold with others.

    This monitoring app is not part of the folding process itself. It is designed to monitor and partially control your Folding@Home systems.

    Only a little configuration need to be done: hostname, port and password for remote access are to be entered in order to see the progress for the work units your system is assigned to. You can remotely control the client software in a way to start, pause or finish an assignment.

    In addition the monitoring capability the app provide simple statistics giving you a quick overview on your folding landscape and progress. It also allows you to eMail the logfile in case you experience issues during folding and want to get help from other fellow folders.

    In case you need support for the application itself please visit:

    (By the way: has its own folding team with the ID 3446; the idea for this app comes from my own participation there)
  2. ChristianVirtual, Sep 10, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014

    ChristianVirtual thread starter macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    New universal version released

    Finally a new version just got released to AppStore, now as universal app. Running on iPad still gives the better experience.

    1) Now working with 7.4.4 client
    2) Simple protein visualization
    3) Dropbox integration for log file import
    4) Box-Plot to see how the current WU lays within the group of other WU of same project and across hardware
    5) more statistics with better filter
    6) Link to RSS stream and project related information from Stanford
    7) limited function also running on iPhone/iPod
    8) different design

    Let me know if you face any issues (

    New design

    Simple protein viewer (sticks, backbone and residue)

    Boxplot to compare actual performance with historical values

    Better reporting on historical results


    And a video shot as sneak preview of the next updated version

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