Using supercomputers to combat COVID-19 Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes the potential for supercomputers to help in the fight against COVID-19.
Scientists are turning to supercomputers to understand more about the structure and function of SARS-CoV-2 and how it interacts with the human body.
In response to the pandemic, NSF has made all of its resources available to the scientific community, connecting experts with some of the most powerful computer systems in the world. Using supercomputers to combat COVID-19 as shown above in the video shows that with a rapidly spreading illness, scientists can create thousands of models on supercomputers in order to better understand the epidemic, characterize the virus, and devise potential vaccines and drug treatments.
The organizers of the new consortium will provide 16 supercomputing systems to researchers, as well as a community to engage in the fight together. Therefore one of the benefits of having the consortium is to speed up and accelerate the scientific discovery that has to happen in order to develop a vaccine. Also scientists will actually do what have to do with the functions of supercomputers during this pandemic.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: NSF