In this video, Vijay Pande from Stanford University presents: Folding@home: Petaflops Today, Exaflops Soon?
This is a fascinating talk if you are at all interested in Alzheimer’s research. After the camera was turned off, I asked Vijay why the brain’s protein folds even though our bodies don’t manufacture new brain cells. He said that we all likely have folded protein in our bodies, but our natural garbage collection defenses normally keep it in check.
Recorded at the HPC Advisory Council Stanford Workshop on Dec. 6, 2011.