98 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2020 8:49 PM by rstone

    Set your Processors to ANALYSE for the COVID-19 virus

    Christopher Stanton

      The Folding@Home distributed grid computing project has set its sights on analysing the Coronavirus.

       

      Whether you have a powerful CPU or GPU up for the task, you should be able to contribute to dissecting the proteins involved and contribute a bit of your electricity bill and processing power to calculating the means necessary to analyse the proteins.

       

      Download the client and set it up however you want to (whether you want it to pause when your processor gets too busy, too hot, or just when idle while you have the computer on).

       

      You can find more detailed information here and here. There's a Windows client attached to this post.

       

      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.

       

      All these are under the default "any" selection in settings. We don't currently have a coronavirus specific selection, so all related projects will be grouped up and sent under the ANY setting to your PC as needed!

      You can download and install it for Windows, Mac and Linux.

       

      Join the element14 Community Folding@Home team - the Team Number is 240845

      You should be able to request a passkey if you want to setup your own username, though it may take a while before you receive it via email.

       

      When the APIs are back up we should be able to see aggregated team stats, but at least for now lets get processing!

       

      Great work by those who have contributed so far!

       

       

      Edit:

      If you're not receiving work units, it's because the Folding@Home servers are currently overloaded with requests - you will receive work units once they've upgraded the server's capacity!

       

       

      You can see how the increase in workload has amassed here.

       

      Edit: Now with STATS

       

      We can view the element14 Community team stats here or here

       

      Here's a snapshot of them as of 20th March 09:04 GMT

       

       

      Every contribution helps