The PhotonOS-based appliance allows you quickly deploying the software by Folding@Home running protein folding calculations using your available CPU/GPU resources to help fighting COVID-19.
Deploying the OVA gives you different set of options:
In the end, looking like:
Want to know more?
Read the official blog post from VMware: octo.vmware.com/vmware-appliance-fah/
Interested in contributing?
Check out the fling website at flings.vmware.com/vmware-appliance-for-folding-home#summary.
The most amazing and exciting part of this project for me: From the idea by William Lam, creating and intensive testing (including GPUs!), writing documentation, going through audits and reviews until the final publication of the appliance – in just about 72 hours. It was really great to see how people work together, turning an idea into reality in just such a short period of time.