Thursday, April 2, 2020

Folding@Home Gets 1.5 Exaflops to Fight COVID-19

The tweet party started on Wednesday, March 25, at 1:55pm. That’s when the research network that Folding@Home manages had arguably become the world’s most powerful supercomputer. Its call to help fight the coronavirus on March 15 had amassed enough donations of spare cycles on home computers to create a crowd-sourced exascale supercomputer. In just 10 days, supporters had downloaded the group’s software on hundreds of thousands of home PCs to help crack the code on COVID-19.