Folding@home Supercomputer COVID-19
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If you’re unfamiliar with the [email protected] distributed computing project, it’s now more powerful than the world’s top supercomputers combined. This project is mainly used for for performing molecular dynamics simulations of protein dynamics, with its initial focus being on protein folding, but has shifted to more biomedical problems, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more for an in-depth video about [email protected] and how you can help.



[email protected] launched a program in March 2020 to assist researchers around the world who are working on finding a cure and learning more about the COVID-19 outbreak. The initial wave of projects have been used to simulate potentially druggable protein targets from SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the related SARS-CoV virus, of which there is much more data available.

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