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Folding@home Project Researching Covid-19 Even Faster


Following our article on the world’s fastest supercomputer “Summit” being used to help researchers figure out the Coronavirus faster than ever before, we give you the “Folding@home project”. The Folding@home Project is researching Covid-19 even faster than The Summit, supposedly.

This Computing project uses the collective power of users and their PC’s to help research the Coronavirus at a much faster rate. It’s using a whopping 470 petaflops of performance, which is more than twice the peak performance of ORNL’s Summit supercomputer.

This is how FAH describes their work on SARS-COV-2 for you who aren’t familiar with their work already.

“Our specialty is in using computer simulations to understand proteins’ moving parts. Watching how the atoms in a protein move relative to one another is important because it captures valuable information that is inaccessible by any other means. Taking the experimental structures as starting points, we can simulate how all the atoms in the protein move”.

Work like this goes hand-in-hand with the recent Summit supercomputer work isolating 77 chemical compounds that could bind to the virus and lessen its ability to bind to human cells, if not block it altogether.

You as a Folding@home user can fold independently and anonymously or join in a team and rack up points. Either way we recommend donating your extra CPU and GPU cycles to this noble cause while the whole world is currently in lockdown in some way shape or form.

Just beware of scams and be careful where you download the Folding@home client from as there are currently scammers out there on phishing campaigns.