Scientists, biochemists, and health experts are feverishly working to find a cure for COVID-19, one of the worst pandemics in our lives. This week, researchers announced a development that will allow the common man to join the battle. Neocortix, a company specializing in building supercomputers from a huge shared mobile phone network, has announced support for ARM64, the architecture behind most of the processors that power today’s mobile phones.
The new development means users of tens of millions of Android phones, ARM-based servers, and Raspberry Pi devices can use these resources to help fight the coronavirus and help find a cure for COVID-19.
Users simply launch an app that taps into their device’s idle cycles to contribute to large-scale computing projects exploring the structure of the coronavirus, predicting its trajectory, and analyzing potential recoveries. The combined power of a vast army of personal devices surpasses the capabilities of virtually all of the most powerful computers available today.
Neocortix is working on two projects on distributed computing power. They relied on co-computing to conduct their research, but so far have been limited to volunteers using only non-ARM computing power.
All the average citizen with a mobile phone needs is to launch the Neocortix app, ideally during periods of low phone activity, and connect to a huge computing network that processes huge numbers.
In fact, users can even make a little money from this. According to Neocortix, it will pay users up to $ 80 a year if they run the app while their phones are charging eight hours each night. If they have a spare phone that he rarely uses, leaving it on all the time, staying connected for a year, can make $ 240.