Advance Coronavirus Research: Make CPU and GPU Performance Available!

The coronavirus, corona virus, CoVid-19, 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV, or whatever you want to call it, occupies people worldwide. In addition to private individuals who panic here and there and buy hamsters, there are also doctors and researchers who want to find a cure and a vaccination against the virus. Computer simulations of the processes that take place in the body with and because of the virus help, among other things. In order to calculate this, however, it takes a lot of computing power, as researchers from Standford University have shown. That is why there is the Folding @ Home program, with which you can make your computing power available.

With the Folding @ Home software from Stanford University you can help research the new coronavirus. Provides CPU and GPU power to help against SARS-CoV or 2019-nCoV;)

With the Folding @ Home software from Stanford University you can help research the new coronavirus. Provides CPU and GPU power to help against SARS-CoV or 2019-nCoV;)

What is Folding @ Home and how does it help against the coronavirus?

A current one Blog entry on the corresponding website begins with the words “We need your help!”. The text explains that the Folding @ Home project at Stanford University in the USA wants to help develop life-saving therapies for people infected with coronavirus. Readers can contribute to this by making the computing power of their Windows, Linux and macOS computers available. This works via the Folding @ Home software that you have download here can. The project uses the program (which according to the site only accesses CPU and GPU power) in addition to the fight against the CoronaVirus also for research against cancer, ALS, Parkinson's, flu and more.

Who exactly is behind the project and software?

Folding @ Home, also simply called FAH, was founded by Pande Lab. This is led by Prof. Vijay Pande and is part of the Chemistry and Structural Biology Department of Stanford University and the Stanford University Medical Center. The work of the researchers consists of creating theories and simulations on the folding behavior of proteins, RNA and polymers in nano-size. Further information, an explanatory video and an interview can be found on the About page of the project as well as on the other subpages. And if you have a Mac, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac mini or PC standing around that still has power to deliver, you can provide it with the coronavirus research software linked above;)

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