The Haus

Team Haus

Distributed Computing Projects

[ Cancer Research | Folding@Home ]

Cancer Research

The University of Oxford, the National Foundation for Cancer Research, and United Devices have begun a effort to use computers to help fight cancer. It uses the CPU cycles you aren't using to try to screen molecules that might be used in anti-cancer medication. The Haus is proud to be a part of this effort.

How to Join

  1. Download and install the client. Currently there are only versions available for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP.
  2. Join Team Haus! Let's get to the top of the team list! (N.B. Pick a member name other than your real name. Their website makes a point of that, but the installer does not for some reason.)
  3. Let the client run! You can have it run all the time (it will use less CPU power when other apps require it), as a screensaver, or during specific times of the day.



Stanford University is studying how proteins fold. They fold to carry out their function (as antibodies, ezymes, etc.). It is believed that when a protein "misfolds," it can result in various diseases (such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or cystic fibrosis) or even cancer. By better understanding how proteins fold or misfold, it is hoped that a cure for these diseases can be found.

How to Join

  1. Download and install the client. There are versions for for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP, Linux, and Mac OS X.
  2. Join Team Haus! When you run the client for the first time, enter 12306 as your team ID #. Let's get to the top of the team list!
  3. Let the client run! The versions for Mac OS X and the various flavors of Windows have screensaver capabilities. Otherwise, there is a console version that just runs behind the scenes. It runs a low-priority process, so other programs you run should be able to get however much CPU they need. You can check out this page to see a real-world analysis of the effect of the Folding@Home client.