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[email protected] lets you help in the fight against COVID-19

[email protected] lets you help in the fight against COVID-19

by Vyncent ChanMarch 15, 2020
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[email protected] (FAH, for short) has been around for quite sometime, harnessing the public’s computing power to observe how protein structures “fold” and interact with the molecules around it. That data can be used to develop drugs or in COVID-19’s case, vaccines, that bind to specific structures on the virus.

To share your processing power with [email protected], all you need to do is download the client software from their website, and you can start helping already. Both CPU and GPU projects are up, so you can make full use of the hardware in your system when you aren’t actually using it. To help in the fight against COVID-19, all you need to do is to set the category to “ANY” and the efforts against the pandemic will be prioritized automatically.

[email protected] can be quite intensive on your hardware so make sure your PC is well-cooled before participating. While the main purpose is to help find a cure for COVID-19, you might also find it a good stress test for your system. Good luck!

Pokdepinion: Makes you feel very scientist-ish when doing this.

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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