Cern Contributes 10,000 Computer Cores to the Folding at Home Project

Source: Neowin »

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by donating computing resources to the Folding@home project. The Folding@home project is a distributed computing project for simulating the dynamics of protein molecules to cure diseases like COVID-19, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

CERN will be contributing 10,000 computer cores from its main data center, but this accounts for up to a third of the total ‘work units’ that the research center has completed for Folding@home. The rest comes from contributions made directly by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) computing sites. Combining the two, the CERN and LHC computing team became the 87th biggest contributor to the project as of April 21…

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