Nvidia asked Enthusiasts to branch out yesterday by lending their GPU’s power to Folding@home projects related to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
So what is Folding@home? Its organizers describe it as “a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design and other types of molecular dynamics” on its official website
Enthusiasts can help Folding@home “find cures for diseases like cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza and many others.” All they have to do is download the project’s Windows app and then let it run in the background.
“PC Gamers, let’s put those GPUs to work,” it said. “Join us and our friends at @OfficialPCMR in supporting folding@home and donating unused GPU computing power to fight against COVID-19!”
People shouldn’t have to worry too much about Folding@home’s software affecting their system’s performance. The software can be customized to use a specific amount of power–or only to run when the system is idle–with just a few clicks.