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  • Plea for spare computing power in new disease therapies

    Until today, I’d heard of distributed computing but I hadn’t heard of Folding@Home.

    From their website:

    Folding@home is a project focused on disease research. The problems we’re solving require so many computer calculations – and we need your help to find the cures!

    Naturally, they are now focused on Covid-19.

    By downloading Folding@Home, you can donate your unused computational resources to the Folding@home Consortium, where researchers working to advance our understanding of the structures of potential drug targets for 2019-nCoV that could aid in the design of new therapies. The data you help us generate will be quickly and openly disseminated as part of an open science collaboration of multiple laboratories around the world, giving researchers new tools that may unlock new opportunities for developing lifesaving drugs.

    Elly posted about this in the Lounge this afternoon, with their plea for computing resources, along with a good deal of relevant information. Check out her post: Assist COVID19 Researchers.
    Thanks Elly!