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A pandemic can only be stopped by the joint work of all humanity. Even gamers, miners and other owners of high-performance PCs have entered the business.  In less than two weeks, the Folding@home Distribution Computing project has grown to a record 400,000 people. And its total computing capacity reached an unprecedented 470 petaflops.

It all started with Nvidia's call on March 14 this year to help the owners of video cards of this brand in the fight against Coronaviers. In a matter of days, the initiative was supported by the PCMR community, the leading U.S. Ethereum CoreWeave cryptovite miner, Tom's Hardware, AnandTech, HotHardware, OC3D and a number of other IT giants. The original Folding@home team of 30,000 participants grew dozens of times in front of the eyes.

If only two weeks ago the Folding@home project had about 100 petaflops of computing power at its disposal, today there are more than 470. This is three times more than the capacity of the most powerful supercomputer in operation at the Oak Ridge Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy. In fact, this community is now the second most powerful network on the planet, after the Bitcoin system. And all this energy will be used to save humanity from COVID-19.

The main task of the project will be to simulate the behavior of the virus in contact with different proteins. The goal is to study its weaknesses and give scientists priority ways to create a vaccine. Anyone can help in this matter, which is crucial for our entire civilization. The necessary programs can be found here.

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