In the Folding @ Home distributed computing project, the computing power of the participants is used to carry out basic research. The scientists concentrate on the spatial structure and the folding process of proteins. Folding @ Home is therefore also involved in research on COVID-19 therapy. Now the bosses of well-known IT companies are calling for participation.
In a video called “Together, We Are Powerful”, Dr. Vijay Pande, the founder of the Folding @ Home project, brought up a number of well-known minds from large IT companies. Among others, Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft), Jensen Huang (founder and CEO of Nvidia), Dr. Lisa Su (CEO of AMD) and Patrick Gelsinger (CEO of VMware, formerly CTO at Intel). The high-ranking managers describe in the short video that the computing power provided for Folding @ Home can help to find a therapeutic approach for COVID-19.
There is a separate call from Dr. on the AMD Twitter channel. Lisa Su, in which she explains that she is proud to be able to support the research carried out by F @ H with CODID-19 by F @ H with AMD as a high-performance computing company. Users of a system accelerated by AMD who can spare computing power may download the F @ H client and support the research community.
If you would like to venture into Folding @ Home together with one of the most active communities worldwide – the PCGHX members – then it is best to take a look at the guide to setting up the F @ H client or at the F @ H sub-forum . Team # 70335 has been active since 2008 and, on the occasion of World Saltheim Day on September 21, will again try to contribute a particularly large amount of computing power as part of a folding week. As in previous years, PCGH plans to be able to provide high-quality hardware prices together with a sponsor.
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