All #Covid_19 numbers are on the rise again.
Beyond wearing a mask, limiting your social interactions, and getting vaccinated, ANYONE can be part of the research effort against #COVIDー19.
All you need is here with @foldingathome
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foldingathome.org/#downloads
Folding at home is initiative to distribute and use computing powers throughout the globe. What it does is that it connects computers and distribute computationally-intensive research project across all the computers available.
The goal is to use any ordinary citizen's computer, give it a small portion of a very computationally-intensive program to run, collect the results and combine them with the dozens of other results from other citizen's computers.
Research projects that would normally require supercomputers (the using/sharing of supercomputers is actually difficult) can be solved much faster through this distributed computing effort.
The software @foldingathome is running projects on #COVIDー19 but also on cancer and many other diseases. It can run in the background all the time or only when you're not using your computer. This distributed computing approach has been proven to work cf
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding%4…
You can share both your CPU and GPU. So if you have a recent enough computer around, please consider installing @foldingathome on your machine and help scientists in the pursuit of understanding COVID better, finding potentiel treatments etc...
We are all in this together and this initiative does require you to chip in any money or anything else than the computer power of your machine when you're not using it much.
Please consider helping research.
foldingathome.org/#downloads
Once you have installed the software this page will automatically start in your browser and you can fine tune how you want this to run on your machine. It's very easy and straightforward, so what are you waiting for?
Other initiative such as @BOINCprojects are also having a similar infrastructure and goal.
Whatever you choose is fine. Just make sure you participate in the research effort as much as you can. The more we are, the earlier we get out of this.
boinc.berkeley.edu

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