Here's How YOU Can Help Find a Cure for COVID-19!

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    1. Nicholas Dubois

      I'm downloading folding at home when I get home later, this sounds awesome!

      1. tired shinigami

        well im in home quarentine mid nowhere with no land line or reception so like sorry i cant help lol

      2. Joseph N

        @R T You sound quite pessimistic. Why?

      3. Bryan

        matrixfull was covid not being a drop down option ever solved?

      4. Joshua Long

        I have never seen my own cpu run this hard!

      5. y2kenh

        i see the linus1 server online!

    2. Scallop

      starship troopers meme

    3. Siris Mc

      But I’ve got XP.... PRO

    4. Magma TH

      Welp, I only heard of this becuz someone on my Discord Server showed me this after I shared the Jacksepticeye video where he asks All his viewers to share the video to make the largest donation stream in reality :/

    5. OCMode ES

      7601st, Hi Linus!

    6. Marius Suciu

      OMG, scam everywhere

    7. Matthew Taylor

      So we're on track to be number 1 team on the leaderboard.

    8. Steven Boughner

      I've run Boinc for years. Having watched this video I downloaded the app and i'm running the COVID-19 data. This is a great way of helping out.

    9. Shawn Tobin

      Number 2!!!! on team monthly come on gamers help find a cure!!! ( also we surpassed the fastest super computer in processing!!!!!

    10. Jonas Larsson

      Pausing the CPU slot is not the way to go. Should remove the slot.

    11. hex

      Any update on that folding server?

    12. Derek Davis

      Time to do some folding.

    13. Brice Fleckenstein

      Technically, breakers DO go above 1600 watts - but not as a highly common thing in the US/Canada (I think Mexico as well). 20 amp 117 VAC circuit can go over 2300 watts intermittent, 234 circuits normally START at over 3KW (and modern computer power supplies work on 234 FINE). Most COMMON home outlets though are 15 Amp 117 VAC. The overload issues that the Folding@Home project had for a couple weeks seem to have been addressed at this point - I've been having my rigs (I'm a fairly long time FAH heavy hitter) get work consistently for the last couple days. And yes, I've not had to turn on an actual HEATER for a few years now. 8-)

    14. هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ Bring Your Proof

      could this process does hardware damage to my Laptop, core i7 9750H, 16 Gig Ram, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti? like cryptocurrency mining can harm hardware can folding at home harms the hardware too?

    15. Jordan Schneckloth

      Banana for scale

    16. Nishant Soni

      Back in my days folding meant taking clothes from the pile on the chair or the bed and folding them to put in the closet. Kids these days are into things I am too old to understand. This Linus kid seems to know what he is doing though. God bless his soul.

    17. Wilhelm Roscher

      Would it be more effective to donate the mony that would be spend on electricity to big server farms running this program? The Compute/Energy is likely higher there.

    18. Zondasc12

      I just finished folding my 17,00th WU the other day. Been with the project for a very long time Its amazing how I cant get WU anymore but also fantastic. I am glad people are finally using their PC downtime for good.

    19. Tyler Meier

      I got folding at home after watching this. I got 114,474 points for Team LTT so far. That's 0.00007314256% of the total. You're welcome.

    20. Dylan Lawrence

      While your computer is folding there is also a way that you can help figure out how to fold COVID-19 called See how you can possibly solve the COVID-19 protein folding puzzle here and help save humanity from COVID-19!

    21. FeriGGGG

      Guys, if you are not getting any work for folding due to shortage of work available, please consider joining Rosetta@home for cpu & GpuGrid for gpu biomedical work via BOINC client, ...dont be afraid, it is easy to setup

    22. Andrew Martin

      Anyone thought of crowdfunding a folding server on AWS, Google, or Azure?

    23. Green Lightning

      I wonder if there is a combination things (drug, herb, something-something) that could increase improve strengthening our immune system - attack the situation in a different direction and also prevent other viruses from getting in. I guess what I’m saying is to make a super immune system. I probably obviously don’t know what exactly this super computer does but just a thought.

    24. Saurabh Behere

      what happened to Q Bits & quantum computers ?

    25. Sergiu Șveț

      Someone is mining a real huge amount of virtual coins xD

    26. Duarte Faria

      Using foldinghome and boinc almost 2 months ago, only when the problem comes to your country that the problem exist...America way of thinking....pffff... Put all the PC's all at work doing that and go home...

    27. Derek Gilhousen

      its an unstable virus which mutated from animals to humans, then mutated from killing only those over 60 some to killing those over 40, and you can catch it more than once. the danger is in the next possible mutation. and that you can catch it again. imagine if humans lifespan suddenly reduced to 40 years old because everyone always had corona.... wait a minute... cancer already does that.... was cancer originally a virus?

    28. xdragon2k

      Dood... we should make a connected heater that can do folding while heating your home.

    29. Leo Arce

      goofy smile on the thumbnail with such a serious topic. don't get me wrong. i like and have watched many linus videos, but this is in poor taste.

    30. juan gabriel rodas robles

      Incredible revision Linus Gabriel follow through with your goals and projects. I have been watching your videos on SLsel for years from Bolivia, the heart of Latin America and guiding everything you explain on your channel, they help me a lot about the assembly of desktop computers, pity that I can only imagine them because it would be a dream to learn how to assemble PCs with liquid refrigeration as I imagine it and with every detail in its components, how beautiful your profession is. Greetings from a distance.

    31. Justin Valentin

      Is there a way to get this up and running on an old Power Mac G5 running 10.5.8? Or even BOINC if work is still being distributed to PowerPC Macs?

    32. Scott Hullinger

      Stupid video. Ordinary people are not the ones who will be finding a cure, but rather, the medical professionals will.

      1. Scott Hullinger

        @482lost - Good.

      2. 482lost

        Still helping though by allowing these professionals to utilize unused processing power for the task of simulating how proteins interact. That's the whole point of this.

    33. TheFirebolt22

      Sadly, i cant afford the power

    34. Ted Hong

      What is it runs Windows XP?

    35. snaplash

      Tried it, but it prevented me from sleeping my machine overnight, uninstalled.

    36. George Wendell

      Just joined the folding team with a 2014 MacBook Pro 2.8GHz quad core i7, intel iris pro 1536 MB........ I’m halping

    37. Just Jono Things

      Seems to be mostly idle on all my computers, how long till the bandwith is increased?

    38. Johnathan Dearnaley

      How did it take you learn to double click an executable #lienus?

    39. Martin Schellberg

      Wow , your Team is Great !

    40. BaitHoven

      Well done

    41. super man

      I love ur vids so much. I was going to build my first pc but the Coronavirus messed up everything so it’s just a very annoying wait. Stay safe and healthy. Don’t get it

      1. super man

        I also am going to download and support u when my sister gets of the computer. Let’s just say it has a 4th gen i3 core

    42. IT Computer Services

      Downloaded and running on LTT team.

    43. voodooutt

      rosetta@home is also a good one working on the bug.

    44. Tesla369

      It is a pity that the Folding @ home system cannot provide continuous occupancy for each CPU and GPU. There are still several hours of waiting for a task. Why then encourage further users to register if the current ones are unused. Where is the sense here. It becomes senseless. When will it change?

    45. Justin Potgieter

      I'm folding, but my visualization is not connected or something, it shows "demo" what can I do?

      1. Julien Dragon

        visualization don't impact your folding. I have demo too and still folding since the vidéo

    46. James Grearson

      really recomend this to anyone! takes literally 5 minutes.

    47. Binary Book

      Installed it and joined the team, it is a good cause, and i would recommend everyone to do contribute. Great video :)

    48. bendaboss no

      me: hey mom can we go get folding mom: no we have folding at home folding at home:

    49. sonic fighter

      do I need to name it LMG_jakkuh?

      1. Julien Dragon

        nope, you can put your name, just make jure to join the team 223518

    50. Chris parkinson

      Wait for the next folding at home video, what's happening

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    52. PaiN ZRT

      The ultimate antivirus

    53. G Vulture

      Fuck this video

    54. Peter Nguyen

      Didnt even show us your PPD, smh

    55. Eclectic Badger

      But Linus, what about the evils of peer2peer and creating a backdoor into your home network. How secure is that 24/7 connection and if not running on stand alone hardware, just how isolated is unknown source software from my personal data? A follow-up video in greater detail would reassure. Note: I used to be part of the SETI project, but consider PCs were less vulnerable then over a 9600 baud modem.

    56. aowi7280

      My GPU is running at 70C and when the CPU starts processing, it hits 80C. Is that too hot?

      1. Yuckmout' From Down Under

        aowi7280 No problem!

      2. aowi7280

        @Yuckmout' From Down Under Thanks for the reference point.

      3. Yuckmout' From Down Under

        Depends on your components, but I've been crypto-mining with my RTX 2060 Super at up to 76-80 degrees for months without restarts and alls fine. I also mine with my R5 2600 which can hit 72.

    57. Alexandre Bertani

      Im helping folding@home since 2008!! Great to see that you are helping too!! =] Hugs from Brazil

    58. tberry7348

      Just curious, if that's a dedicated folding machine why didn't you install Linux instead of windows?

    59. LV Flxffy

      my intel hd graphics and core i5 4210U will destroy covid-19! doing my part ;)

    60. nicknack 2001

      im useing my unraid sever for folding@home their a plugin to run it on your unraid severs

    61. TheQuark6789

      Anybody else think the intro was excessively loud this time?

      1. Binary Book

        Yep, and that were annoying, woke up the whole neighborhood.

    62. ICEGalaxy

      My PC cant even run GTA 3

    63. GuMMuG Guam, USA


    64. Hamlik Abrahimian

      Just joined! Thanks guys.

    65. PowerDuDe_DK

      Had an extra gaming rig beside me doing nothing atm... might as well make it fold =P RIP powerbill ;_;

    66. Bragglus

      can you fold with mismatched GPUs? like just throw an old GPU in my pc specifically for folding?

      1. Gian N

        AFAIK yes, just gotta install the drivers for each GPU. You could encounter some bumps along the way. Make sure your power supply can handle it.

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    68. Jim Vincent

      Need full disclosure, is Folding at Home a sponsor? I have seen software like this become a target for malware writers to exploit for their own nefarious purposes because they fail to patch. Why would Covid19 researchers want to use a distributed processing application when they have unfettered access to IBM's Big Blue and other global supercomputers as needed during this crises? Basically, who is vetting what resources get the use of my processing cycles? Just sayin.... :-) PS: Love the channel!

      1. Gian N

        The second statement seems to be a valid concern since the F@H client hasn´t been updated in quite a while. They should beware of security vulnerabilities now that it has been brought to the attention of a larger audience. AFAIK its a non-profit application. Supercomputers have quite a bit of processing power at their disposal, yet distributed computing can easily match and surpass their power as more and more people join. I do hope they´re reviewing the projects that get distributed to our computers with due care, as it could be tempting to accept projects more easily just to keep up with the increasing number of PCs volunteered.

    69. Pseudynom

      Corona is the new Bitcoin!

    70. Johnny Nguyen

      Hold my Athlon 3000g with Vega 3 graphics, I’m jumping in.

    71. F1Fire

      Can this crash your computer?

    72. Craig G.

      Watched the video last week and then added my gaming rig to the team. Over the weekend I added a dedicated Ubuntu VM server on my VMware (free) ESXi hypervisor. Today, I added a second dedicated Ubuntu VM server and both my kids gaming rigs. Every little bit helps. :)

    73. Lard British

      Judging by the thumbnail for this video, Linus should probably change his shirt.

    74. Paul Carter

      Set your folding at home CPU slot to use just a few cores, that way it won't interfere with GPU calcs, and will give you a wee boost in points, especially at present when the CPU work items are more readily available than GPU work items.

    75. Anomalous Delirium

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="150">2:30</a> Then Google Image for "banana size"

    76. Andi C

      Two PCs doing this well with Ubuntu

    77. Glen Charles Rowell

      I have 2 different Quadro cards, a K1200 and 5000, can I use them together to help out? They are a bit old but anything to help solve the Covid-19 problem is cool.

    78. 77perudo

      l was thinking this would be an awesome idea glad its up and running.. i will certainly participate

    79. Jonathan Fruendt

      ive got 2 laptops that still run on windows xp can they do anything

    80. Jannes H.

      hey linus i am from germany i downloaded fah and it didnt do anything. it just ashs for wu but after 50 attempts i didnt get one. I´d love to help but it seems like i cant.

      1. Jannes H.

        @Gian N Thank you for your Answers now I know what's going on I will leave my pc running an hope for the best.

      2. Gian N

        yeah there´s a shortage of workunits lately, but they´re working on putting out some more. I usually get a few a day for both CPU and GPU. It does spend some time idle attempting to get work. Rosetta@home on BOINC (another distributed computing platform) is also running some COVID projects for the CPU