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From F@h to Boinc

In the start of July 2019, I wrote about using the spare CPU cycles in my VPS to contribute to Folding@home (F@h). Since then, when not building packages for Arch Linux, the virtual machine has been crushing numbers as a peer in this project.

Today, I’ve switched to Boinc with the Rosetta@home project. This change was due to the fact that Boinc is a free software application, whereas F@h is proprietary. I’m still contributing to fight COVID-19 (I chose the Rosetta@home project because of this), I’ve just changed the application I’m using.

You too can spare some of your processor idle time to fight COVID-19. Go to the Rosetta@home homepage to find out how.


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Folding@home

A couple of days ago, I decided to use my VPS spare CPU cycles to help out the Folding@home (F@h) project.

If you haven’t heard of F@H, here is a description from their website:

Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for disease research that simulates protein folding, computational drug design, and other types of molecular dynamics. As of today, the project is using the idle resources of personal computers owned by volunteers from all over the world. Thousands of people contribute to the success of this project.

All you need to start contributing to this project is download the client for your OS and run it. With something as simple as this you can help fight diseases.