Researchers around the globe are looking for solutions to tackle coronavirus. Currently, researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis work with simulations of COVID-19 proteins. But to run these simulations, an enormous amount of computing power is needed. As this is not possible with the computing power of only one computer, researchers rely on individuals to provide CPU and GPU computing power to a team of scientists virtually.
Researches Greg Bowman, John Chodera, and Vince Voelz called for donations of computing power for their research project. Their call has been so successful that the Corona researchers can now access the computing power of more than one exaflop – ten times more than the world’s most powerful supercomputer to date, the “IBM Summit”. To contribute, people can download the Folding@home software which runs while users do other things on their computers.
To find out more about the project, please follow this link.