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VERN’ joins Folding@home initiative

Folding initiative

VERN’ has outsourced its IT resources to the global Folding@home (foldingathome.org) project for coronavirus research joining untapped IT resources from around the world that create the most powerful computer that processes coronavirus behavior data.

Ever since teaching activities seized in the lecture rooms, VERN 'has outsourced its unused computing resources for use to the global distributed processing project Folding@home, which aims to process large amounts of data and monitor the behavior of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus proteins.

Because such research is designed to simulate the behavior of virus proteins, it requires a large amount of computing power, so this system networks to thousands of computers and utilizes their technical performance, thus creating a global supercomputer with extremely high processing power. The current power of such a unified computer is twice the maximum output of ORNL's Summit, the most powerful supercomputer on the planet.

Launched at Stanford University, this global nonprofit project has been joined by some of the world's most prestigious universities and research centers, such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Oxford University, IBM, NASA, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and many more through the outsourcing of IT resources.

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Date of publication: 6.4.2020