Westchester and IBM Wage Zika War

Turns out that accident-prone rectangle (i.e. smartphone) you rely on to update all your virtual friends is actually a pretty powerful computing device. IBM, which operates a corporate HQ here in Armonk, have announced they’re hoping to harness the power of your Android phone, tablet, or PC to run virtual experiments on potential compounds that may treat the Zika virus, which is of increasing concern as warm weather approaches. The initiative is part of the  OpenZika Project, a global and collaborative effort to discover an anti-Zika drug being powered by IBM’s World Community Grid, which aspires, in the company’s words, to be the “largest public computing grid benefiting humanity.”

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