- Aug 13, 2007
It looks like there will be a third major player soon in the fight against COVID-19. I noticed a recent shortage of Rosetta WUs so with WCG, there will be another opportunity to keep those CPUs fed at maximum capacity.
IBM.org said:We want to stop pandemics in their tracks.
What if your computer could help scientists fight COVID-19... and future pandemics?
Scientists at Scripps Research are doing computational research to look for possible treatments for COVID-19, but to be successful they need massive computing power to carry out millions of simulated laboratory experiments.
So they’re teaming up with World Community Grid, an IBM social impact initiative that allows anyone with a computer and an internet connection to donate their device’s idle processing power to help scientists study the world’s biggest problems in health and sustainability.
The researchers want not only to help find treatments for COVID-19, but also to create a fast-response, open source tool that will help all scientists quickly search for treatments for future pandemics.
OpenPandemics will be launching soon, and we need your help.