I AM One

Regardless if you are already folding or haven’t heard a word about it before, we need your help to reach our goal – which is 1 million folders.

Start folding now


Start folding now

Find the version of the software you prefer and get started. Downloading Folding@home is completely free, easy to install and safe to use.

  • Mac
  •  Windows
  •  Linux

Join the community

The Folding@Home community is spread over countless forums, websites and social media.

Here’s a list of our official channels.

For tech support: foldingforum.org





1 in a million


Folding@home is a project focused on disease research. The problems we’re solving require so many computer calcul­ations – and we need your help to find the cures!

Help us fight Alzheimer’s

The Folding@home software allows you to share your unused computer power with us – so that we can research even more potential cures.


Folding refers to the way human protein folds in the cells that make up your body. We rely on the proteins to keep us healthy and they assemble themselves by folding. But when they misfold, there can be serious consequences to a person’s health.

Where it
all began

The journey started in the year 2000, at Stanford University. The Pande Lab, directed by professor Vijay Pande, founded the Folding@home project. Ever since, the team has been researching protein folding, computational drug design and other types of molecular dynamics.