Ethereum mining company, CoreWeave, will allocate 6,000 video cards for coronavirus research. This was reported by CoinDesk.
Capacities will be provided by Stanford University's initiative [email protected] On February 27, the organization published a coronavirus research project using a unique approach to pharmaceutical development: bringing together thousands of computers from around the world.
According to CoreWeave Technical Director Brian Venturo, these graphics cards accounted for 0.2% of the Ethereum total hash rate and mined about 28 ETH per day.
Venturo noted that [email protected] has already contributed to the development of important medicines.
Venturo said their research has influenced the development of innovative HIV drugs, and they hope that their computing power will help fight the coronavirus.
[email protected] is a decentralized project. Instead of working with one massive computer, the organization uses the power of everyone's.
ASIC devices do not have the ability to join the program.
Recall, video card, and chipmaker Nvidia has urged users to provide computing power to tackle the virus. Nvidia has turned to other players in the gaming industry for support, including Razer, NZXT, Steel Series. MSI and Intel Gaming supported the Nvidia call.
The invitation-oriented company focused primarily on gamers, but GPU miners with significant hardware supplies can also help in research. Some of them have already shown their willingness to do this. You can read more about this in our article.
Also, unknown persons under the guise of the Solidarity Fund of the WHO are collecting donations in Bitcoins, allegedly to fight against the virus. Sophos security researcher Chester Wisniewski posted a screenshot of the attacker's email. You can read about this in our article.