GCS centres support research to mitigate impact of COVID-19 pandemic

The Gauss Centre for Supercomputing has fast-tracked access to its high-performance computing resources to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Computational biologists and chemists work to understand the virus at a molecular level, in order to identify treatments and accelerate vaccine development. Epidemiologists are modelling how the disease spreads at local and regional levels in hopes of forecasting potential new hot spots and guiding policy makers’ decisions in containing the disease’s spread.