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 Console B - for newer Linux distributions

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.