Grid Computing @ Firepear
Published: 2020-05-08

We believe in the power of science and a knowledge-based approach to life in general. So we’re proud to be a part of several community grid computing projects which work to solve open problems in medicine, environmental science, and mathematics.

Our work

We’re currently active in World Community Grid, Rosetta@Home, Einstein@Home, GPUGrid, and Asteroids@Home. You can check out our detailed stats across all projects.

WCG stats

Updated every 5 years of CPU time. A WU, by the way, is a “workunit”; a packet of computational tasks sent by the project and returned when complete.

Subproject Team CPU Time Team WUs Subproject status
OpenPandemics 197 days+ 2_000+ Active
Africa Rainfall Project 217 days+ 400 Active
Microbiome Immunity Project 26 years+ 158_000+ Active
Help Stop TB 182 days+ 414 Active
FightAIDS@Home 2 10 years+ 30_000+ Active
Mapping Cancer Markers 75 years+ 215_000+ Active
Beta Testing 48 days+ 458 Intermittent
Smash Childhood Cancer 4 years+ 44_000+ Intermittent
OpenZika 7y 290d 04:23:01 65_778 Complete (2016-05 to 2019-12)
Outsmart Ebola Together 3y 101d 15:01:33 9_312 Complete (2014-12 to 2018-12)
130 years+ 528_000+

Other project stats

Most projects don’t provide rich statistics, so we generate some numbers from our local logs.

Project Team CPU Time Team WUs Status
Rosetta (bioinformatics) 7 years+ 9_000+ Active
GPUGrid (bioinformatics) 110 days+ 1_000+ Active
Einstein (astrophysics) 95 days+ 4_000+ Active
Asteroids (astronomy) 324 days+ 4_000+ Active

Some “CPU” times are so low compared to other projects because those are GPU projects. BOINC counts 1 second of GPU time as 1 second regardless of how many hundreds (or thousands!) of cores are working on a task. For CPU projects, 1 second of time is counted for each in-flight task, and their runtimes go up much faster as a result.

Our projects

  • We develop the Homefarm cluster orchestration suite
  • We created the Greenhouse multi-machine chassis project

Our fleet

These machines run 24/7/365, crunching workunits.

Machine CPU Cores RAM GPU
node01 Ryzen 3900X 12c24t 32GB
node02 Ryzen 3900X 12c24t 16GB
node03 Ryzen 3900X 12c24t 16GB
node04 Ryzen 3900X 12c24t 16GB
node05 Ryzen 2700 8c16t 16GB GTX 1650S
node06 Ryzen 2700 8c16t 16GB GTX 750 Ti
64c128t 112GB

Team news

For more in-depth information on computing milestones and plans, check out our most recent updates.