CERN Baltic group has taken part in a global initiative to fight Covid-19 and has donated some of its computing resources to Folding@Home. In September 2020 CERN Baltic group has made the Top 500 contributor list in terms of computing resources donated.
CERN Baltic group has combined the computing resource donations from several institutions – The Institute of Numerical Modelling (University of Latvia), High Performance Computing Center (Riga Techincal University), The National Library of Latvia, Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre, Ltd. “Dati Group”, Vilnius University and the Kaunas University of Technology. In the September top, CERN Baltic group has taken the 484th place.
At the beginning of 2020 the University of Latvia together with Riga Technical University’s High Performance Computing Center and Ltd. “DATI Group” carried out a high-performance computing pilot project for cloud-based European nuclear research center’s numerical tasks. The pilot project was financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science. As the Covid-19 pandemic started CERN Baltic group followed the CERN initiative to donate some of its high-performance computing resources to Folding@Home – a project that simulates the dynamics of Sars-Cov-2 and other viruses’ protein structures in order to find a medicine that could stop the virus.
More information on CERN Baltic group – https://www.rtu.lv/en/aef/baltijas-cern-grupa
More information on the group participants – Latvijas Universitātes Skaitliskās modelēšanas institūts, RTU HPC Centrs, Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka, Ventspils Starptautiskais radioastronomijas centrs, SIA «DATI Group».