The Folding@home software runs while you do other things.

While you keep going with your everyday activities, your computer will be working to help us find cures for diseases like cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza and many others.

Please be patient if you experience idle time as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together! We are working like mad to start simulations of COVID-19 proteins. The enthusiastic response to our effort has been tremendous and has sometimes emptied our queues. This is a great “problem” to have as there is no end to the valuable science we can do, its just a matter of giving us some time to get more running.


Don’t see the correct software for your device? Try our list of alternative downloads.

VMware has also created a VMware appliance for running Folding@home (released in March 2020). Please note that we do not officially support this software and only provide this link as a courtesy for those who may find it useful. You can read more about the appliance here.