Congratulations to Folding@home, winner of HPC Readers Choice Award

Posted on November 17, 2020

Advanced Clustering Technologies extends a hearty congratulations to the @foldingathome project, which has just won the HPCwire Readers Choice Award for Best Use of HPC in Response to Societal Plights. You can read the full list of HPCwire Readers’ Choice Award winners here.

The award was announced during the SC20, which is taking place virtually due to ongoing concerns about the global coronavirus pandemic.

Folding@home, which is the largest crowd-sourced computational biology project the world has ever seen, turned its considerable computational attention to the study of Covid-19 this past spring. The project is led by Dr. Greg Bowman of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, who is relying on tens of thousands of home computers to study the complexities of disease through the Folding@home project. At the moment, the Folding@home team is using 5 million devices powered by 4.5 million CPUs (31 million CPU cores) along with half a million GPUs to study Covid-19.

To meet the challenge of analyzing huge datasets, Dr. Bowman turned to Advanced Clustering Technologies to provide high performance computing hardware equal to the task. Read more about that here. 



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