More free resources for the fight against COVID-19 with AI5. April 2020
More free resources for the fight against COVID-19 with AI
San Francisco, 5.4.2020
Technology companies are trying to get involved and do everything possible to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Nvidia and Scale AI both offered free resources to help developers using machine learning to further research COVID-19.
Nvidia provided a free 90-day license for Parabricks, a software package that accelerates genome sequence analysis using GPUs. The task is huge: to analyze the genetic information of people infected with COVID-19 to find out how the disease spreads and which communities are most at risk. Sequencing genomes requires a lot of computing work, parabricks shorten the time needed to complete the task.
“Given the unprecedented spread of the pandemic, obtaining results in hours rather than days could have an extraordinary impact on understanding how the virus evolves and developing vaccines,” Nvidia stressed.
Interested customers who have access to Nvidia’s GPUs should fill out a form to get access to the parabricks.
Nvidia invites all partner companies to join this urgent effort to support the research community. “We are in talks with cloud services providers and supercomputing centers to improve computing resources.”