[email protected] director Gregory Bowman held ask-me-anything (AMA) on Reddit and shared that the project currently has 400,000 computers which are actively contributing to research.
In the past four weeks, donors of [email protected] has increased in 1200%
[email protected] is a network that diverts spare-computing capacity donations into medical and scientific research. On February 27, [email protected] announced an effort to leverage a global network of computers to contribute to prescription drug research to counter COVID-19.
[email protected] also designates the power of computation for breast cancer research, Alzheimer’s disease and epigenetics.
Donations in crypto help [email protected] Fight Coronavirus
[email protected]’s donation raise was backed by a strong commitment from the Cryptocurrency community.
Coreweave, which claims to be the largest U.S.-based Ethereum (ETH) miner, has redirected the computing capacity of about 6,000 GPUs. The CTO of Coreweave calculated that the donated resources were equal to 0.2 per cent of the total hash rate of Ethereum.
The [email protected] platform has gained endorsements in recent weeks from decentralized computing network, Golem, and blockchain company, Tezos— who have coordinated a multi-hundred XTZ donation pool that will be awarded to the largest [email protected] donor as of the end of this month. As of 12 March, Tezos had 20 teams already contributing capital to the network.
“PC Gamers, let’s put those GPUs to work. Join us and our friends at @OfficialPCMR in supporting [email protected] and donating unused GPU computing power to fight against COVID-19!“