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Blockchain-Based Strongnode.io Helps for COVID Research

Blockchain-Based Strongnode.io Helps for COVID Research News

COVID-19 has created a massive load of data that needs processing. Arrivals of new variants are adding to this computational burden as researchers attempt to keep up with strains that are working their way through the Greek alphabet, and the ability to quickly process COVID data could change the course of treatment for this novel virus. 

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and data analysis are key to tackling a host of health issues, not just COVID-19, and access to affordable and robust computing power will be essential for the future of healthcare and preventative medicine. 

However, the supercomputers that power these analyses don’t grow on trees. Access to computing power is necessary for healthcare research these days more than ever, and advancements in distributed networking and technology are surfacing to meet the rising needs of researchers facing the possibilities of new COVID-19 variants and other novel viruses.

Researchers and Everyone Else Vie for Space on Strained Infrastructure

A pre-pandemic study that focused on reducing the costs of genome sequencing for cancers and rare diseases concluded that, “high throughput —commensurate with a national-scale facility—combined with bulk discounts on consumable costs will likely have the greatest impact on the overall cost of sequencing going forward.”

The situation has changed dramatically from the time this study was published. The arrival of COVID-19 has since added additional strain to available technologies as industries besides medicine are vying for available computing power and bandwidth in order to cope with the modern business world, which has moved many of its operations online. 

Due to this global shift to prioritize computer power, companies are looking for ways to maneuver and adopt strategies for controlling IT costs as demand for available computing power and bandwidth begins to outweigh supply, raising costs. For businesses, running on infrastructure that is bursting at the seams can mean a loss of revenue, but for medicine, this scenario has life or death consequences. 

Decentralized Solutions Provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Computational strategies for accelerating COVID research are consistently emerging. However, the ability for public and private research to take advantage of these strategies depends on the computational power available for the task at hand.        

One project, StrongNode.io, is taking up the challenge of creating an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model that could prove to be a game-changer for researchers on the cutting edge of the fight against COVID and other issues in healthcare. StrongNode.io’s take on enhancing edge computing involves integrating blockchain technology (without the user having to directly interact with the blockchain) in order to deliver on-demand and high-speed computational power at a more affordable cost.

Most businesses and households contain smart devices and pieces of tech with CPU, GPU, and networking capabilities. These devices come in many shapes and sizes and can range from laptops to phones to televisions, but what they have in common is that they can make computations, and they can interact with the world outside. It’s estimated that, by the end of the decade, the average person will own around 15 devices that can compute and connect, and each of these devices will most likely run well below its maximum operating potential. 

Browsing the internet or watching Netflix might require around 20% of a device’s capabilities, so that leaves a lot of untapped power just sitting there when other people could really use it. 

Strongnode.io unites this unused potential in order to create a powerful tool for those who need the extra computing power, like researchers working on COVID therapies, and at the same time provides an opportunity for device owners to monetize their tech. 

Cutting-Edge Technology Supports Cutting-Edge Healthcare

COVID is one of the greatest challenges facing society today, but supercomputers are coming to the rescue. Supercomputers are helping the medical field trace the planet’s way back to normalcy, or at least a world where we can live with the virus without worrying about monumental losses of life.

StrongNode.io’s IaaS provides a solution for processing huge amounts of data in a unique and innovative way for the research necessary to save lives. The affordable and decentralized on-demand computing power StrongNode.io delivers has made itself an excellent option for processing data from the frontlines of COVID-19 relief, and it should prove to be part of a modern solution to one of the most disastrous problems in modern times.        

StrongNode.io recently announced that its Initial Decentralized Exchange Offering (IDO) launch and $SNE token public sale will happen on October 6, 2021 in partnership with Starter.xyz and BullPerks.com. More details around the whitelisting process on Starter can be found here.

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Karikari Daniel is a writer who follows the crypto industry closely. He loves fish stew and Real Madrid. He believes in cryptocurrency’s potential to transform the money landscape in his native country Ghana.