Downloading the Genome@home 2.06 software

To join the Genome@home public distributed computing effort, simply click on a link appropriate for your computer's operating system. Check out the notes below for help in deciding what type of client (console, graphical, or screensaver) to run.

The Genome@home client is part of the Folding@home architecture. To run Genome@home, you must choose "Genome@home" in the Client Type section of the Advanced tab in the Folding@home Control Panel, the first time you run the client.

Operating system

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License info (legal stuff)

Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP Graphical client

recommended client for all Windows versions

Windows NT/2000/XP only Screensaver
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP text-only console
Linux Console - for most Linux distributions
(Linux/Intel)
Linux Console B - for newer Linux distributions
(Linux/Intel)


You only need to download one of the clients above.

What are the different types of clients? The Consoles run in the background and are launched from a terminal, to which they output text messages about the simulation's progress. The Graphical client runs in the background and has a graphics window available that allows you to see the protein being simulated. The Screensaver runs just like any other screensaver, except that it also runs our calculation in the background.