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    Folding at home. A way for the flight sim community to help fight Coronavirus

    Not sure if many of you have heard of the software "folding at home"?
    Put simply, you download the software and any time your computer is on it runs in the background. What it does is runs calculations that have been supplied by the scientific community then uploads the data to help them to solve problems that require vast amounts of processing power.
    The reason it is effective is because every computer around the world is solving small amounts of data and when added together, vast amounts of data can be processed.
    The download is small but the effectiveness of so many computers working together is huge to the scientific community and currently they are focusing on solving multiple terabytes of Coronavirus data.

    The software is installed, then any time your computer is idle it will begin running the data to help the scientists who are trying to solve the code for a vaccine.

    Here’s the link if anyone is interested. Every little helps and it is completely free

    https://github.com/FoldingAtHome/coronavirus
    Last edited by Mysticpuma; Mar-21-2020 at 13:41.
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    Re: Folding at home. A way for the flight sim community to help fight Coronavirus

    In my old age, I'm getting more and more cynical
    First thing that came to mind is: "So everybody that participates gets a part of the royalties per sold vaccin?"
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