Grid Computing @ Firepear
Published: 2024-04-02

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.

Project Points CPU Time WUs Team status
Folding@Home 4.716B+ 14_000+ Active
DENIS@Home 20y 348d 20:10:07 161_851 Inactive
Einstein@Home 16y 300d 22:05:48 49_401 Inactive
Milkyway@Home 28y 71d 21:15:33 82_835 Inactive
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

World Community Grid

From 06 December 2017 until 02 April 2024 we were active in World Community Grid’s many subprojects. Starting with a single dual-core machine, we would eventually build up to a peak of six machines and 96 cores crunching for WCG.

Sadly the project had more and more problems, leading us to finally step away and focus solely on FAH. We had hoped to make it to a half-millenium of CPU time for WCG, but these are our final stats.

Subproject CPU Time WUs Subproject status
OpenPandemics 63y 174d 07:31:10 256_870 Active
Africa Rainfall Project 23y 120d 09:20:14 14_997 Active
Smash Childhood Cancer 8y 354d 09:42:35 84_741 Active
Help Stop TB 193d 20:29:34 443 Active
Mapping Cancer Markers 265y 204d 01:26:35 845_169 Active
Beta Testing 70d 07:18:29 1_372 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
420y 302d 17:17:44 1_532_109

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.