Folding@home is a novel distributed computing project for performing complex protein folding calculations.
Users download and install software which uses spare computing power from their device (very similar to mining Bitcoin!) to find treatments and cures to real world diseases — including Covid19.
Normally this folding work is not paid for and all computing power is donated free of charge to the folding network.
Dune Folding’s mission is to compensate folders by leveraging the staking capacity of Dune-Network.
This tutorial will help you getting started with Folding and receive rewards for it in $DUN!
What do you need?
- A revealed $DUN Address (If you don’t have one, you can use DuneMetal and request a small deposit from Faucet to activate the account).
- A computer with a CPU or GPU.
Creating A Folding Team
The first step will be the creation of a Folding Team.
You can do so on the Dune Folding website.
Enter the information the way you see in the image below.
- Name : Your Dune address
- Founder: Your “workername”
- Email: Your email address, note this is not recorded by dunefolding!
- Password: A decent password.
When you entered all necessary information.
you can click the blue “Create” button.
A popup will show telling you your team number.
Write down the Team Number, you will need it later.
Installing Folding@Home Client
After we created the team, we have to download the folding client.
You can download this from the following website :
You can also request a “PassKey”
This will allow you to earn bonus points, but is not mandetory.
Now click the green “Save” button.
You will now see that your identity changed to the one you just setup.
Registering for Dune Folding Program
Now that we have setup our team and folding software we are ready to register the identity to the Dune Folding program.
Enter your $DUN address, your folding name and your Team ID Number. After the registration, Dune Folding will track your work credits using the folding@home API.
To check progress enter your address in the bottom field of the website and click the “Get” button.
You will then see the stats for your folding efforts.
A few side notes.
- It might take a while for credits to accumulate.
- 1 credit is NOT 1 $DUN.
- Payouts will be done proportional to the Credits that have been credited.
- Use at own risk.