Foldit Joins the International Protein Folding Competition
Foldit is joining the Team Baker Lab to compete in CASP, the international protein folding competition. This contest is usually won by complex computer programs running on large computer clusters. Let's show them that computers are no match for the collective human creativity of over 20,000 Foldit players!
In preparation, we posted some CASP warmup puzzles (Fibronectin, E. coli, Human Fyn 2, Transduction). CASP will be the first time you are folding proteins for which we truly do not know the folded shape. Be prepared; they're difficult.(Thu, 05/15/2008 - 07:04 | 0 comments)
Puzzle 50 and 51 Results Released
For Puzzle 50, the top groups were Something Awful, Berkeley, Temporary Insanity, Carnegie Mellon, and DSN @ Home. The top players were dmorenus, KatoPlato, Pinbacker, theohall, and Adman. For the beginner version the top groups were UVic Folders, Penny-Arcade, Mac Users, L'Alliance Francophone, and CSE Grads. The top players were indrek.juhani, avepr13, Audguy, DeathxByxTaxes, and rlipas. For Puzzle 51, the top groups were Something Awful, Window Group, Window Group, Window Group, and Something Awful. The top players were akaifire, The_Essex_Doge, asur, EonDigital, and daemonk. For the beginner version the top groups were Rule Britannia, Berkeley, Temporary Insanity, L'Alliance Francophone, and Fac de Sciences Orleans. And the top players were DeathxByxTaxes, parro, max_260, oliversatile, and NukeSpoon.(Thu, 05/15/2008 - 07:04 | 0 comments)
The response to Foldit in the media and blogsphere has been beyond our wildest expectations and our servers have not been able to keep up. We apologize to all folders who have had trouble getting into the game or posting scores. Please bear with us as we upgrade to new hardware. We're working to ensure smooth experience for everyone as soon as possible. Thank you all for playing.(Thu, 05/15/2008 - 06:19 | 0 comments)
Puzzle 48 and 49 Winners!
Congratulations to the top teams and players for our most recent puzzles! These puzzles ran a little longer than scheduled.
48's top teams:
48's top players:
49's top teams:
49's top players:
Congratulations!(Sun, 05/11/2008 - 06:16 | 0 comments)
Thanks to our folders all over the world, our site is slowing down. Please be patient if you can't log in at first. It may take a few tries to get into the game. In the meantime, we will post an update today which should make the experience much smoother for all of you.(Fri, 05/09/2008 - 19:58 | 0 comments)