As we all know now, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as the “Corona virus” is spreading around the world.
As a member of the HAM community and the full supporter of the HAM spirit I feel obligated to do anything I can to both protect my fellow citizens and to help to find the cure for this new virus that has caused the latest pandemic.
I am huge SDR fan and I use very powerful computers in my hobby. Most of the time my system is still idling, one cannot sit 24/7 front of the computer listening, and the automatic system I also use really does not need full CPU&GPU to do it’s magic.
I decided to harvest this unused power of my system for common good using Folding@home project.
From the project page:
Folding@home team has released an initial wave of projects simulating potentially druggable protein targets from SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and the related SARS-CoV virus (for which more structural data is available) into full production on Folding@home.
And in the future, if you feel that such CPU donating is something you would like to do, then do not uninstall the Folding@home client from your RIG, while you keep going with your everyday activities, your computer will be working to help find cures for diseases like cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza and many others.