FNTS Partners with Folding@home to Further Health Care Research

FNTS (First National Technology Solutions) (www.FNTS.com), a leading global IT service and cloud provider, announced it has formed a technology partnership with Folding@home, a computing project committed to identifying new ways to treat diseases.

Folding@home was created in the Pande Lab at Stanford University in 2000 and now consists of teams from eleven universities around the world that research protein dynamics. The project was originally focused on protein folding, the way a protein folds in the cells that make up the body. Humans rely on proteins to keep them healthy, but when they misfold, there can be serious consequences to a person’s health. Folding@home is analyzing diseases that result from protein misfolding and utilizing computing strategies to fight them. The group also is discovering new ways protein dynamics contribute to human health and disease, as well as new opportunities for treatment.

Operating one of the most secure, technically advanced data centers in the United States, FNTS is providing Folding@home with high-performing operating systems and cloud services that will augment the computing resources of volunteers who have donated computing power. Folding@home will have access to increased bandwidth and storage, which will boost the organization’s capacity so results can be analyzed and delivered faster. For more information on Folding@home, please visit foldingathome.org.

FNTS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have more than $21 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas. For more information about FNTS, follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter or visit www.FNTS.com.