Let your computer help find cure for disease

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Big Bear Computer Club folding@home

The Big Bear Computer Club will have their General Meeting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Bear Valley Senior Center, 42651 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA. The meeting will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The meeting will show how idle personal computers could help find a cure for many diseases by signing up to Folding@Home a Stanford University program.

Folding@Home is a distributed computer project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. As of today, the project is using the idle resources of personal computers owned by volunteers from all over the world. Big Bear Computer Club has joined this very worthwhile project and has accumulated over 685,000 points in our folding efforts.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate some of their off-hours computing time on this project. Marc Busch, V.P. and Project Leader will show a short 5-minute video that explains the project and its goals. Let us help the folks at Stanford University find a cure for major diseases such as Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and over 100 other.

For further information you may contact Yomar Cleary, President, at ycleary@charter.net or call her at (909) 214.6990. Visit their website by going to www.bigbearcc.org and get the latest information. The public is invited to attend at no charge. Dues are only $25 for the year that includes many learning tools; monthly newsletter and informative workshops.