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[email protected] is now more powerful than the world's top 500 Supercomputers combined

That's a lot of computational power

Folding@home is now more powerful than the world's top 500 Supercomputers combined

[email protected] is now more powerful than the world's top 500 Supercomputers combined  

Over the past few months, [email protected] has evolved to become one of the world's fastest distributed computing networks, so much so that it is now more powerful than the world's top 500 supercomputers combined. 

In total, [email protected] now generates over 2.4 exaFLOPS of computational performance, which is over 2,400,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second. For context, the world's strongest supercomputer, the IBM Summit, only offered 200petaFLOPs of performance when running at its peak. 

This success for the [email protected] project comes thanks to the generosity of the PC gaming community, from the many hardware-focused websites who have written articles and started dedicated Folding teams to assist the project to the many gamers who have dedicated their PC's performance to the cause. As word of [email protected]'s efforts to tackle Coronavirus spread, several major companies have also gotten involved to add their spare computational resources into the mix, from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to VMware and Oracle.  

A special mention must also go to the Linus Tech Tips team, who are currently two of the world's fastest team with over 97,000 active users. At the time or writing, OC3D's Redline Folding Team is currently placed 44th in terms of total point generation, and that is with only 78 active Folders. 

Right now, the [email protected] project has both CPU and GPU-based projects which are designed to simulate the properties of COVID-19's proteins. This will allow researchers to analyse where drugs can potentially interact with the virus and discover new treatments methods that will help increase the survival chances of sufferers. 

Currently, the [email protected] project is currently working on similar projects to assist research into cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis and more. This makes [email protected] a great project to support, even if your computer isn't working on COVID-19/Coronavirus directly.

Below is a chart which compares the computational performance of [email protected] compares to the world's top supercomputers.     



Folding@home is now more powerful than the world's top 500 Supercomputers combined  

How can I help? 

Last month, we released a guide on how to start Folding using Windows-based PCs. Today, COVID-19 projects on [email protected] are both CPU and GPU-based, allowing PC users to dedicate most of their PC's performance to fighting the pandemic. 

At this time, you cannot dedicate your PC's resources specifically to Coronavirus-related projects, but know that all of [email protected]'s projects are useful for disease research. 

For almost ten years, OC3D has hosted the Redline @ OC3D folding team (team number 98860). Those who are interested in folding should head over to our [email protected] subforum if you want to join the team or discuss folding with our active team members. 

You can join the discussion on [email protected] gaining breaking the 2 exaflops battier on the OC3D Forums.

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13-04-2020, 20:42:37

hmmblah
That's absolutely insane. Trying to wrap my head around those kinds of numbers....what's even more insane though is 78 active folders on team 98860!Quote

14-04-2020, 00:57:26

NeverBackDown
But can it run crysis? Quote

14-04-2020, 05:05:19

WYP
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Originally Posted by hmmblah View Post
That's absolutely insane. Trying to wrap my head around those kinds of numbers....what's even more insane though is 78 active folders on team 98860!
There was a time last month where we had over 100. Seems we have lost a few on the way, but it's great that we have so many folders ATM.

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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
But can it run crysis?
Well, a lot of the systems running [email protected] can. [email protected] itself, probably not, the lag would be insane, even if it was possible.Quote

14-04-2020, 05:35:44

FTLN
I just installed a folding client on my ISP router which is Arm64 based

Nothing seems to be downloading though and no activity in TOP

https://i.imgur.com/5h0qNdE.png

https://i.imgur.com/eFzCEbm.pngQuote

14-04-2020, 06:13:40

trawetSluaP
I haven't been able to connect since last night. Guess they're having servers issues.Quote
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