Supporting Fight Against COVID-19

How can the Zen community support the fight against COVID-19, and/or help in the search for a cure? We have so much computing power available through Secure and Supernodes? Can that be made available for research in the short term? Doing so could benefit both the world and Zen.

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we definitely want to do our part to support out community and the broader global community. some projects are promoting their communities to support https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/ basically using our collective compute power to sequence genes that might be useful for finding cures to covid and other diseases. some of our team toyed with how to incentivize our node network to participate, but pretty quickly concluded that’s not the best path since we’re simply encouraging people to consider privately participating in these kinds of efforts.

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I am not following why this would not be a good cource of action. I for example would like to support [email protected] but do not do so out of fear to fail incomming challanges. So would it not be usefull to send “challanges” that are basically fragmented folding calculations for [email protected]? I thought using the node networks additional computing power was also in line with the develoment of side chains that use additional computing power for calculation intensive dAPPs. Of course I completely understand that implementing such changes might not be feasible for COVID-19 especially since there are other important steps to make for implementing Side chains while having additional challanges due to COVID-19.

UPDATE: Did some checking, [email protected] standard runs on low priority, so i should not interfere with incomming challanges. So it should be safe to run it on my or anyones Secure/Super node.

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Routing this to devman and cronic, who run the tracking system to see if there’s something we can do. i’m with you on it…if it’s something that adds value and doesn’t put the network at risk, we ought to see if we can pitch in.

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I am all for it. Even if it’s facilitating a preexisting solution like [email protected], it’s worth the time and resources. If it’s a proprietary solution developed specifically for ZEN, even better because it may enhance ZEN’s recognition.