Servers against Covid-19 – We donate the use of our servers at Folding@Home
We are a Startup that bases its fundamental values on people – to be more precise – in the people’s stories that are turned into themed routes through the city, on your mobile device. As is the case with many other businesses, the current COVID-19 pandemic, not only has served as a reminder of how fragile life can be, but has also forced us to take a break from what is our normal activity: motivating people to get on the street.
At eXplorins we care about community, and as we all say: “the entrepeneurial sector won’t be intimidated by the Coronavirus”, so we want to promote our initiative “Servers against COVID-19″:
What does «Servers against Covid-19» mean?
It consists in the donation of free capacity of servers and processors for the investigation of a vaccine against Coronavirus:
Stanford University’s Folding@Home project, centered on the investigation of diseases has developed a software to connect to their Machine Learning calculation system, which requires millions of folders and server space to advance.
The team at Folding@Home uses donated capacity to find cures for diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza, and many more; and in these coming weeks, they will be dedicating all their GPU’s to the fight against COVID-19, simulating COVID-19’s protein dynamics to find new therapeutical opportunities. (You can find more information here)
How does it work?
In layman’s terms, the system works like Bitcoin Mining, but focused on common welfare. The team at Folding@Home provides a small program to download (for Windows, Mac, or Linux) where you can choose the volume and computing time to donate, as to not interfere with other tasks. The system is available for laptops, desktops, and cloud servers. https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/
We know that in the coming days, many businesses, entrepreneurs, independents, and individuals have free capacity in our computers, so we invite you to join us in the fight against diseases:
- Step 1: Download the Folding@Home program for your operating system (https://foldingathome.org/alternative-downloads/)
- Step 2: In the setup you can register as an individual, as your own team, or as part of this initiative: Team # 241115. BCN Tech – Servers against Covid-19
- Step 3: Start to donate and publicize this initiative so that more people can join.
#IStayAtHome … but my computer gets in the fight! #ServersAgainstCovid19