Folding@Home has been used for a number of different quests, some less ideal than others. This idea is to crunch numbers as an assembly of computers around the world, each performing essential calculations needed to achieve the goal. In this case, the goal is a cure for Covid-19. With your computer connected, a few more calculations can occur, and perhaps we all get a little closer to a cure.

A distributed computing project for disease research now has more data-crunching chops than the world’s publicly known most-powerful supercomputer – IBM’s Summit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.