Grid Computing @ Firepear
Published: 2024-02-11

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.

Project stats

A WU is a “workunit”; a packet of computational tasks sent by the project and returned when complete.

World Community Grid

Subproject CPU Time WUs Subproject status
OpenPandemics 63 years+ 256_000+ Active
Africa Rainfall Project 23 years+ 14_000+ Active
Smash Childhood Cancer 8 years+ 84_000+ Active
Help Stop TB 193 days+ 443 Active
Mapping Cancer Markers 265 years+ 840_000+ Active
Beta Testing 70 days+ 1_000+ Intermittent
Microbiome Immunity Project 35y 265d 01:39:46 222_779 2017-08 to 2021-08
OpenZika 7y 290d 04:23:01 65_778 2016-05 to 2019-12
FightAIDS@Home 2 10y 352d 12:24:47 30_648 2015-09 to 2020-10
Outsmart Ebola Together 3y 101d 15:01:33 9_312 2014-12 to 2018-12
420 years+ 1.527M+

Other projects

Project Points CPU Time WUs Team status
Folding@Home 4.482B+ 13_500+ Active
DENIS@Home 20 years+ 155_000+ Active
Einstein@Home 16 years+ 47_000+ Active
Milkyway@Home 28 years+ 82_000+ Hiatus
GPUGrid 1y 160d 07:56:25 6_865 Inactive
Asteroids@Home 324d 16:40:28 4_418 Inactive
Rosetta@Home 13y 118d 07:54:14 15_428 Inactive

Our fleet

As GPU compute has become more important, we have refactored our farm of machines. We once had 96 Ryzen cores across six machines. We’re down to just one, but it still crunches 24/7, and its GPU does more work than our older ones combined.

Machine CPU Cores RAM GPU
nodeff Ryzen 5950X 16c32t 32GB RTX 4070 Super

Fleet upcycling

We maximize the utility of our fleet by turning upgraded parts into new machines that we give to people who can use them to do even more good work.

Our development projects

  • We develop the Homefarm fleet orchestration suite
  • We created the Greenhouse multi-machine chassis project
  • For testing Homefarm on ARM CPUs, we created Greenroom

Team news

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