Those day the the human race is strugle with a dangerous disease. A new type of Coronavirus: COVID 19 and the best way to protect yourself and stop spreading the virus is to stay at home. But You are not a scientist and still can help them to fight against Coronavirus. How can you? I simple and all you need to do is to install a small program on your PC and let it work.
That progam is called Folding@home (FAH or F@h) and is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. Insights from this data are helping scientists to better understand biology, and providing new opportunities for developing therapeutics. (source).
What FAH doing ?
Basically after I installed Folding@home it connects my computer to a scientific network and this network uses the processor and the video card from my PC and helps the researchers in their work.
Will you say why the researchers need your computer ?
Well, it’s simple: they need great computing power. And at this point, there are no computers so powerful that they can process information quickly, in a timely manner. Especially since we’re talking about Coronavirus.
It takes a lot of computing power and our computers all put their shoulder to this work.
You can set yout client how and when can use power of your CPU or GPU and also you can stop it anytime.
Also, can be instaled on Playstations and some Mobile devices.
If yout want to read more, you have some links here:
Download client: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/