Share your CPU/GPU Power to Help Fight Against COVID-19 with Folding @ Home PC 

With the rising cases of the Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19 there have been a lot of disruption in the whole world, especially in video games. Shipments are delayed, tournaments have been postponed, even E3, the convention of different gaming companies that usually contains the announcement of some games have been cancelled due to the virus spreading across USA as well. In times, like this we, the gamers, usually like to hole up in our place with proper stocks of necessities and just wait it out by playing video games. But, you may ask, how can we help in these times? Apparently, there is a way! As long as you have a PC with a CPU/GPU power to spare.



Introducing, [email protected], this endeavor is founded by the Pande Lab, a group in Stanford University, dedicating itself to finding cures and fighting against diseases such as Ebola, Parkinson's, Zika and a lot more. Today, the [email protected]'s director, Dr. Greg Bowman told everyone that Folding @ Home is working tirelessly in finding ways to combat the rampant infectious disease that is COVID-19. By helping them in their goals, finding a way to combat a disease will be much easier to do.



How do you contribute? Simple, by plugging in your CPU/GPU power in their goals. It's better to work on teams, so we suggest that you go to a team. PC Master Race has a team and you can join by joining with this number, 225605. Being in teams will make you see your progress better as a community which is fairly nice to see. You can select which test you are working with and like mentioned earlier, they have a lot of things they work with but as long as you select the Coronavirus in their dropdown selection then you will be working to help the fight against that illness. Here are the nodes that they are working on so far:

Current Corona specific projects (you don't need to do anything to get them, the software will do it for you):

  • 14530/14531 Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) protease - potential drug target
  • 14328 - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) protease - potential drug target
  • 11741: Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) receptor binding domain in complex with human receptor ACE2.
  • 11746: Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) receptor binding domain in complex with human receptor ACE2 (alternative structure to 11741).
  • 11742: Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) protease in complex with an inhibitor.
  • 11743: Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) protease – potential drug target.
  • 11744: Coronavirus SARS-CoV (SARS causing virus) receptor binding domain trapped by a SARS-CoV S230 antibody.
  • 11745: Coronavirus SARS-CoV (SARS causing virus) receptor binding domain mutated to the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) trapped by a SARS-CoV S230 antibody.
Lending your computer power is now a great way to do humanitarian work when you are away from keyboard doing other things in life. In times like this, we should also be doing what we can whenever but we would always like you to urge to take care of yourself to avoid the disease to yourself. Together, we can restore order as it is, especially if we work together with our gaming rigs.
 

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