It should not come as a surprise that countless corporations and research groups across the planet are working feverishly to try and discover or develop a treatment for the novel coronavirus. A huge number of vaccines are currently being worked on, and different drugs are constantly being tried out and tested for efficacy. The bedrock of all of this, of course, is scientific research and analysis. A cursory glance across these different sectors of coronavirus work may suggest that cruise lines have absolutely no role to play. Bahamas Paradise is here to tell you that this is far from the case.
The Florida-headquartered company announced that they would be lending some of their resources to the Folding @ Home Project (FAH). The FAH is a free-to-use program available on Windows, Mac and Linux that lets people from around the world perform vital work to help us understand how various diseases function, with coronavirus being the top target at this time. Rather than being centrally organized, the FAH instead uses out-sourced computing power from anyone willing to donate it to the cause. This allows different groups to pitch in whenever possible, which in turn allows for more simulations and studies to be done on the virus.
While Bahamas Paradise’s ships are laying idle, they are not using any of their computing power that is spread across their offices and their ships. Because of this, they had plenty of computers to lend to the FAH’s cause, which has apparently already made a sizable impact. Despite this, there will always be more room for computing donations to the cause.
Speaking about this new partnership, the CEO of Bahamas Paradise said: “We’re proud to be part of this project, and we are asking our industry partners and peers to commit their resources to the effort, so we can help save lives, most importantly, while also putting the tourism industry on a path to recovery.” It would be incredibly exciting to see cruise lines dedicate some of their computers to the FAH Project, especially if they are just sitting idle anyway. It truly is a win-win, as the pandemic ending earlier will certainly benefit any and all travel companies.
For those interested in learning more about the FAH and their role in dealing with the coronavirus, definitely go check out their website over here. Anyone with computing power that can donate it is encouraged to do so; the group accepts monetary donations as well. Definitely consider following Bahamas Paradise’s lead and help out if you can!