Storj Launches Free Storage Program for Coronavirus Research

Blockchain-based cloud network Storj has announced a program to provide free storage to organizations researching COVID-19.

Decentralized storage network, Storj, has launched a program providing free storage to organizations participating in COVID-19 research.

The program follows widespread contributions from the crypto community toward the distributed scientific research platform, Folding@Home.

Organization researching COVID-19 qualify for 2TB in storage

On April 22, Blockchain-based cloud network, Storj, announced a program offering free online storage to organizations engaged in research contributing to the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Storj’s storage program will provide qualifying organizations with one terabyte of free cloud storage. Qualifying entities will also receive a monthly bandwidth of one terabyte of storage on its Tardigrade decentralized cloud platform for one year.

Storj has committed up to five petabytes of data and storage toward COVID-19 research in total, and will consider requests for resources exceeding one terabyte,

Storj comprises an open-source, decentralized file storage solution that uses encryption, file sharding, and blockchain to store data on a peer-to-peer network.

Crypto community rallies to COVID-19 fight

In addition to providing financial and material donations, the crypto community has rallied to provide support to the fight against coronavirus by donating computational resources to the distributed research platform, Folding@Home, or F@H.

F@H was created by a global consortium of scientific research labs to triage computer power towards medical research. In response to COVID-19, F@H has launched a project to run simulations of the virus’ molecular structure to inform the development of potential treatments.

On March 31, blockchain firm, Bitfury, announced that it had dedicated some of its nodes toward F@H. This news followed Ethereum (ETH) miner, CoreWeave, who diverted 6,000 GPUs towards the cause.

Other companies have sought to drive computational donations from the crypto community, including Golem and Tezos (XTZ). Nvidia has also urged gamers to donate unutilized GPU computing resources to F@H.

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04/26/2020 - 23:33
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