Gamers Unite! Help Us Beat The Coronavirus (COVID19) By Donating GPU And CPU Power [Updated]
We honestly can't believe how the Wccftech community has flocked to defend the world against the Coronavirus using their beastly gaming rigs.
As of right now, we are in the top 10 teams by active participants and have donated over 9500 work units across 2600 odd processors and top 815 donations of ALL TIME. KEEP IT UP WCCFTECHIANS!
This is to offer thanks to the fantastic Wccftech community for actively participating in this effort. We are currently contributing 900 odd processors to this effort and about to break into the top 2000 teams in the entire program. Here to hoping to see more of you join us.
Did you ever feel like you were a superhero just waiting for your true calling? Well, turns out you were right. There is a way you can donate your spare computer power to researchers and scientists that will use it to beat COVID19! Just follow the steps below and donate your processing power whenever you go to sleep so it can (literally) be used to save lives.
Step 1. Download (click here for Windows) and install the Folding@Home client
We would recommend installing it using custom settings and limiting the client to run only when you click it (manual mode). Otherwise, the client will start every time you boot the PC. Mac OS and Linux users may download the client from here.
Step 2. Setup the client and join team# 237039
The first thing you want to do is run the client and then click on "create new identity"
You can now enter your name, the team number (237039) and also get yourself a passkey to make sure no one else can use your name:
You can also modify other settings such as power usage and whether you want the client to only use idle power or all available power.
Step 3: Beat the Coronavirus!
If you have successfully done all of the above, the Folding@Home client should kick in and should allocate a project to you. This team will get projects related to the coronavirus on priority. Both your CPU and GPU should be green and spinning if everything is going correctly.
This initial wave of projects focuses on better understanding how these coronaviruses interact with the human ACE2 receptor required for viral entry into human host cells, and how researchers might be able to interfere with them through the design of new therapeutic antibodies or small molecules that might disrupt their interaction.