Help support the Covid-19 research efforts with your PC

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by njbmartin, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. njbmartin

    njbmartin Developer of Awesome

    We want to help scientists research a potential cure for COVID-19, and you can too! Check out the incredibly awesome Folding@Home project, and donate your computer's idle time. We've even set up a Razer Community team so we can keep track of contributions.

    Check out the information here:

    When you are configuring Folding@Home, be sure to use our team number: 261275
  2. roody4ever

    roody4ever Member

    This thread should be futured...

    Thanks to everybody and for their efforts!
  3. njbmartin

    njbmartin Developer of Awesome

    It's pinned, just not featured as it's not a Razer initiative. maybe @Dekades can sort something out?
  4. Natalies

    Natalies New Member

    The more volunteers who donate their unused computing power to the effort, the faster the virtual supercomputer can work its magic. Since the project announced its new focus on the coronavirus
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 22, 2020
  5. tuningislife

    tuningislife Member

    Might want to remove your random link...

    Also... when you setup FAH, you aren't going to see an option for COVID-19. So make sure you set "I support research fighting" to "Any disease"

    It will make use of your GPU and CPU for this effort.

    Example of stuff being performed on your PC:

    CPU Cycles

    I'm contributing to Project 14366


    These projects are part of Folding@home’s efforts to assist researchers around the world taking up the global fight against COVID-19. At the time of release, this is the latest news update:

    These projects are CPU projects to simulate COVID-19 proteins to learn about their dynamics and function. These supplement high-priority GPU projects of the main protease as well as the COVID-1...

    GPU Cycles

    I'm contributing to Project 11749


    Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) protease - potential drug target
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2020
  6. Trixtery

    Trixtery New Member

    I showed this to my dad, who usually plays on the PlayStation and has a I9 9900k and a GTX 2080 just sitting there.
    he got it.
    Enmakozato, JulianKapa and cravenguy like this.
  7. Suecore

    Suecore Active Member

    Good initiative!
  8. JulianKapa

    JulianKapa Active Member

    For your phone, you can use DreamLab. You can select difference research projects, including COVID-19 research. It automatically powers if it's connected to a network and is at least 80% charged. Just check to make sure your phone doesn't get too hot if you're in a warm/hot environment.
  9. Have you ever heard of Gridcoin? It's a crypto that's mined by contributing to BOINC projects. You can contribute to Rosetta@home AND mine crypto at the same time!
  10. DrizztD0

    DrizztD0 New Member

    Good initiative!
  11. wirebizRedOrange612

    wirebizRedOrange612 New Member

    Sounds good. Let's do this.
  12. ProtoXcution

    ProtoXcution New Member

    It would be a great idea if there was a Gamma integration with this, it would definitely being more people to contribute to science just by giving out some Razer silver. Do you guys think it could be done?
  13. BruhhYouMad

    BruhhYouMad New Member

    This is rly cool
  14. highlandboiz010

    highlandboiz010 New Member

    Thanks to everybody and for their efforts!
  15. Lujan5752

    Lujan5752 New Member

  16. Sachin__R

    Sachin__R New Member

    Should be featured
    gs125 likes this.
  17. ProjectTsumi

    ProjectTsumi New Member

    this sounds awseome
  18. soloTuscanyvoice554

    soloTuscanyvoice554 New Member

    Your Computer Can Help Scientists Seeking Potential COVID-19 Treatments. IBM's World Community Grid hosts Scripps Research project to help scientists ... Grid projects, data generated by this effort will be made publicly available. ... power to support 30 research projects, including studies on cancer,
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2021
  19. Peynix31

    Peynix31 New Member

  20. InuToshi

    InuToshi New Member

    Wow! This is a great idea.
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