Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

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WASHINGTON: Gamers, bitcoin ?miners? and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment. The project led by computational biologists has effectively created the world?s most powerful supercomputer that can handle trillions of calculations needed to understand the structure of the virus.

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