Grid Computing @ Firepear
Published: 2021-08-22

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 contributions

We currently are, or previously have been, 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

A WU 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 51 years+ 204_000+ Active
Africa Rainfall Project 15 years+ 10_000+ Active
Help Stop TB 193 days+ 441 Active
Mapping Cancer Markers 157 years+ 492_000+ Active
Smash Childhood Cancer 7 years+ 68_000+ Hiatus
Beta Testing 70 days+ 1_000+ Intermittent
Microbiome Immunity Project 35y 265d 01:39:46 222_779 Done: 2017-08 to 2021-08
OpenZika 7y 290d 04:23:01 65_778 Done: 2016-05 to 2019-12
FightAIDS@Home 2 10y 352d 12:24:47 30_648 Done: 2015-09 to 2020-10
Outsmart Ebola Together 3y 101d 15:01:33 9_312 Done: 2014-12 to 2018-12
290 years+ 1.106M+

Other project stats

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

Project Team Compute Time Team WUs Team status
Einstein (astrophysics) 305 days+ 23_000+ Inactive
GPUGrid (bioinformatics) 1 year+ 6_000+ Inactive
Asteroids (astronomy) 324d 16:40:28 4_418 Inactive
Rosetta (bioinformatics) 13y 118d 07:54:14 15_428 Inactive

Our development projects

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

Our fleet

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

Machine CPU Cores RAM GPU
node01 Ryzen 3900X 12c24t 32GB RX 550
node02 Ryzen 3900X 12c24t 32GB GTX 1650
node03 Ryzen 3900X 12c24t 16GB GTX 750Ti
node04 Ryzen 3950X 16c32t 32GB WX 3200
node05 Ryzen 3950X 16c32t 32GB WX 3200
node06 Ryzen 3950X 16c32t 32GB GTX 1650
nodepi01 RPi 4B 4c4t 4GB
nodepi02 RPi 4B 4c4t 4GB
nodepi03 RPi 4B 4c4t 4GB
nodepi04 RPi 4B 4c4t 4GB
100c184t 192GB

All x86 machines share some common components:

  • Cooler Master N200 chassis
  • Gigabyte B550M DS3H motherboard
  • Noctua NH-C14S CPU cooler

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.

Team news

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