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June 8, 2020

SandTech Computers Safely Help COVID-19 Research

Sandoval Technology Solutions (SandTech) takes great pride in our slogan, “We Enable Success”. We do this by coming up with innovative ways to enable people and technology to work beyond their potential. The engineers at SandTech took a step to combating COVID-19 directly.

Although we do not have any bio-scientists on our staff, SandTech, with its engineering know-how, repurposed some of its untapped computational resources to aid the scientists who are directly searching for a cure and vaccine. Engineers at SandTech found novel ways to temporarily divert unused system resources like computer memory, central processing units (CPU), and graphics processing units (GPU) to a greater good with the “Folding@home” project. We built a server controller to centrally manage multiple clients running across its different platforms. All clients (e.g., our laptops) are now able to run simulations for scientists with research related to COVID-19 proteins.

“Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers.” Read more about the science here.

We invite YOU to join us in being a part of this innovative project. You too can let FAH use your idle computer cycles to help us advance against COVID-19 faster. Help combat COVID-19 by running the FAH client on your own PC or Mac. Feel free to join our team of IT & Cybersecurity professionals using SandTech ID 265454. Then, you can track our combined contribution statistics here. Truly, together, “We Enable Success”!