Scientists creating drugs for the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus were given priority access to the supercomputer of the interagency supercomputer center (MSC) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS.
“MSC RAS carries out priority allocation of computing resources to scientific teams and organizations conducting research to combat COVID – 10, which caused a global epidemic, ”the center said, TASS reports.
The power of the device is used by scientists from Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk and Moscow in collaboration with researchers from Finland, China, Japan and Canada. The team includes virologists, biologists, chemists, mathematicians and physicists.
Computer simulation methods make it possible to forecast the effectiveness of drugs and accelerate their development. Scientists need to obtain data on the molecular structure of the virus, the processes of its interaction with the human cell and substances that can become drugs. For these purposes, you need a supercomputer.
The substances found are used for the diagnosis and development of antiviral agents that block infection. In the research process, it is planned to create a common methodology for the most rapid development of such medicines.
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