Folding@Home (folding at home) is a distributed computing program of Stanford University that lets you help finding cures for different diseases by performing complex calculations with your computer. After solving each problem, you earn points proportional to your contribution. The more points you earn, more helpful you are for medical research. In this article I'm going to show you how to maximize your folding at home points per day and make the most of your computer's hardware. Thus you will be more helpful to medical research and will increase the chance of finding cure for different diseases.
- Make sure you are running the latest version of the Folding@Home client
You can take a look at the Folding@Home website from time to time in order to see if there's an update to the Folding@Home client. Newer versions of the client usually include bug fixes and performance improvements, so you will be able to earn more points out of your hardware.
- Confirm your identity to take advantage of the early return bonus system
You you haven't setup a username and password, you should do so, check out the Folding@Home Passkey page for more information. By having an identity when folding, you will receive bonus points if you quickly solve and return the results to the folding servers. Medical research benefits a lot from receiving quick results to the problems and that is why your point per day will increase if you return results faster.
- Try to finish working units before stopping the client
- Decrease the checkpoint frequency
- Update your video card drivers
New releases of video card drivers usually improve stability and performance, so it's possible that they will increase your folding at home points per day (FAH PPD), too.