Fleet management and compliance company TTC Group has donated its spare unused computer capacity to assist vaccine researchers in the fight against Covid-19.
It’s supporting the Folding@Home project at Stanford University, which organises thousands of computers to break down big digital simulations of a virus that causes the diseases into millions of bite-size chunks.
The project aims to understand disease mechanisms (proteins) at the molecular level then find weaknesses which medicines can potentially cure.
Unused computers at TTC’s office are used to perform small processing jobs from the organisation's servers, run the calculations, then return the results to be incorporated into research studies.
The more simulations can be undertaken, the quicker researchers around the world can fight the virus and find a vaccine.
TTC Group joined the programme on April 9 combining its spare computer processing power with the rest of the folding community, making the world's fastest supercomputer in the fight against Covid-19.
Jim Kirkwood, CEO of TTC Group, said: “With our workforce working remotely during this crisis and having a number of spare desktops in our offices, the Folding@Home project was an ideal way for us to utilise our unused resources at this time and provide support against this terrible disease.
“Our IT team have done a great job in moving quickly to set this up and for us to be part of this critical Coronavirus research programme.”