The Cardano Foundation has called on the community to support a distributed computing project aimed at developing a vaccine for the coronavirus. A large number of its staff has decided to take part in the [email protected] project, giving out their personal computers’ CPU to power scientific research.
Distributed computing to the rescue
The Cardano Foundation, an independent entity tasked with promoting the Cardano blockchain, has called on its community to join the [email protected] project. In a blog post published on Mar. 19, the Foundation introduced the project and invited people to join what could be one of the most important scientific efforts this decade.
[email protected] (FAH) is a distributed computing project focused on disease research that simulates the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins involved in many different diseases. The complex calculations needed to complete these simulations require an enormous amount of computing power, in which the platform spreads out across thousands of different computers in order to speed up research.
The project is currently heavily focused on fighting the coronavirus outbreak by simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to find new ways to treat and cure the disease.
Andy Hendrikx, the community manager at the Cardano Foundation, was the first to suggest for the foundation to take part in the project and has called on the entire community to step up and join the effort.
Calling all Cardanians to help find the coronavirus outbreak
In a Mar. 19 blog post, the Cardano Foundation called on the entire Cardano community to come together and help fight the coronavirus outbreak. As a large part of the Foundation staff decided to take part in the project,