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STFC's Hartree Centre speeds up the search for the most effective Coronavirus treatment – and how you can help!

14 April 2020

Supercomputers at STFC’s Hartree Centre are part of a massive global project to speed up the search to find the best existing anti-viral drugs that are most effective for treating for COVID-19 – and anyone with a personal computer can help!

The Folding@Home project, which is led by the University of Washington, is enabling a network of volunteers from across the globe to lend any unused background capacity from their personal computers to power simulations that see how potential drugs interact with the proteins.

For this, the Hartree Centre is providing its supercomputing capabilities to help design and generate these potential drugs at speed, enabling them to be distributed more quickly across the network of thousands of Folding@home volunteers and, most importantly, get results faster.

For the full version, and how to get involved, see UKRI website.

Last updated: 14 April 2020

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