A power boost for COVID-19 research
Did you know that not only does our IT and media technology make inspiring events for our customers possible, it’s also used in the fight against COVID-19?
In these challenging times, we’ve used our tech to boost COVID-19 research: We’ve joined our sister companies in the PSAV family, Hawthorn and AVC Live, to provide our CPU and GPU power to the Folding@Home and Rosetta@Home projects!
Beside laptops, whose CPU as well as GPU are busy with calculations, we’re providing a complete dedicated server. 32 cores work full-time for the projects Folding@Home and Rosetta@Home, which are both currently researching the decoding of the COVID-19 protein structures with highest priority.
Our server is running an HP DL380 Gen10, which is equipped with two Intel® Xeon® Gold 6143 processors with 16 cores each, clocked at 2.8 GHz. Thus, our virtual machine provides a total of 89.6 Ghz to support the two projects with even more performance.
The two long-term computer projects were initiated by the renowned educational institutions Stanford University and Washington University. Both Folding@Home and Rosetta@Home use the computing power voluntarily provided by users to perform simulations and calculations to combat diseases related to proteins and protein (mis)folding, such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease and COVID-19.
We are proud to support both initiatives virtually with our equipment and thus make an active contribution to the fight against COVID-19.