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Contribute to COVID19 research… from Home?

I have been folding at home for over a month now, ever since the outbreak and the guys at Folding@Home made it possible to start folding.

Installation process is straight forward, Folding@Home software can be downloaded based on your operating system by going to the Start Folding page here:
However, that might not be the case of linux users, many factors are involved.

If you need more information about running folding@home, and pretty much donating your computer's CPU and/or GPU power, head on here:

It can be tricky if you're running linux as not all repositories have Folding@Home (F@H) pre-compiled and ready to install. For example, I'm running Fedora and they don't have F@H in their repositories.
Your hardware may differ, these steps are for my system running AMD Ryzen 3900X cpu and an AMD Vega 64 graphics card.

  1. Go here and download the drivers for RHEL x86 64-Bit (RHEL 8.1 / CentOS 8.1. Revision Number 20.10 at the time of writing.

  2. Extract the driver contents to a folder. In command line, enter:

    mv amdgpu-pro-20.10-1048554-rhel-8.1.tar.xz amdgpu

  3. Install the following packages:


From the folder you extracted the driver contents, go to terminal and enter:

dnf install RPMS/x86_64/opencl-amdgpu-pro-icd-20.10-1048554.el8.x86_64.rpm RPMS/x86_64/opencl-amdgpu-pro-comgr-20.10-1048554.el8.x86_64.rpm RPMS/noarch/amdgpu-pro-core-20.10-1048554.el8.noarch.rpm RPMS/noarch/amdgpu-core-20.10-1048554.el8.noarch.rpm RPMS/x86_64/libopencl-amdgpu-pro-20.10-1048554.el8.x86_64.rpm RPMS/x86_64/libdrm-amdgpu-2.4.100-1048554.el8.x86_64.rpm RPMS/noarch/libdrm-amdgpu-common-1.0.0-1048554.el8.noarch.rpm

Now, a software called FAHControl should be installed and you're able to access it. If you don't have an account, you can contribute anonymously.

If you have a username and a team to contribute with, go to Configure and enter your username and team number in their respective text box.

It is also a good idea to get a passkey as a unique identifier to your account. You can read about it more here:

For statistics, go here
to find out your ranking and the ranking of the team you are part of.

Finally, there is a web interface here:
This essentially gives you information about your progress and the specific project you are contributing to. For example:

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