I have been interested in distributed computing projects for a while. I have decided to try Folding@Home. One of this projects goals is to help understand the process of protein folding.
When I installed the Mac OS X client on my Mac Book Pro, everything worked correctly. That is until I disconnected from AC power. When I did that, the battery was being drained pretty quickly.
The Folding@Home client should have an option that would either pause or slow down processing when the laptop goes into portable mode.