The Computing for COVID DigitalOcean Marketplace App is a way for anyone (no tech skills required) to fire up a cloud computer that immediately starts crunching data to help scientists find proteins for the treatment of COVID-19. Costs start at $15/mo for the compute power at DigitalOcean.
- Follow these detailed setup instructions to set up the droplet. We recommend opening the link in a separate browser tab as you go through the process.
- If you don’t have a DigitalOcean account, sign up using this link to get a $100 credit
The Computing for COVID droplet is self-sufficient; you can set it and forget it! However, if you’d like to see exactly what computations are being done in the droplet, use the command
boinctui after you’ve connected to the droplet using SSH. See all the details on the droplet’s page in your DigitalOcean dashboard.
The app is built using Packer scripts from DigitalOcean as a starting point. The scripts configure an Ubuntu 18.04 droplet with
boinc that automatically attaches itself to the [email protected] project.
Build scripts are in the
/packer directory: https://github.com/ten7/computing-for-covid/tree/master/packer.
View everything at https://github.com/ten7/computing-for-covid