Volunteers create world's fastest supercomputer to combat coronavirus

By allowing volunteers to take part in the scientific task of ‘folding proteins’ while they're abiding by lockdown protocols during the coronavirus pandemic, the "world’s fastest traditional supercomputer" has been achieved. The distributed effort which decentralizes who can take part in downloading and running the software necessary, holds potential for helping researchers better understand how the virus binds to a human cell.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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