2019-03-22: Badge and milestone
mdxi has hit Silver (45 day) in Help Stop Tuberculosis, and as a team
we’ve hit 15 years of CPU time for Mapping Cancer Markers.
2019-03-13: Team ranking milestone
As of today’s statistics run, Firepear is a top 1500 team. In fact, we
are ranked exactly 1500th by WUs, and exactly 1400th by points (we go
by WUs completed, because points are a bit wibbly).
That said, we’re now gaining very, very slowly on the teams still
ahead of us. We’re not going to go much further until we get more
computing housepower later this year.
Today we reached 3 years of CPU time on the Fight AIDS @ Home 2
subproject, and 5 years on Microbiome Immunity Project.
Sometime recently while we weren’t looking, team member mdxi became a
top 5,000 user.
2019-03-01: New team member badges
birdmoot got the Ruby (180 day) badge for FAH2 today.
2019-02-27: Compute time milestone
Team Firepear reached 30 years of CPU time for World Community Grid
With all four nodes crunching, our compute time and WUs crunched
numbers are really racking up quickly.
2019-02-25: New team member badges
Today birdmoot hit Emerald (1 year) of compute time for the Microbiome
2019-02-20: New team member badges
mdxi has hit 10 years of compute time on the Mapping Cancer Markers
subproject, getting his first second tier Diamond badge.
2019-02-16: New team member badges
birdmoot recently hit Ruby (180 days) in OpenZika and Bronze (14 days)
in Help Stop TB.
2019-02-06: node04 online
We are up to full strength, with the addition of our fourth, and final
planned, compute node. Our hardware configuration should be static
until the summer when the Ryzen 3x00 processors are released.
2019-01-19: A quarter-century of compute
With today’s stats refresh, Team Firepear has over 25 years of
cumulative compute time for World Community Grid. That’s nowhere near
the big leagues, but we’re proud of what we’ve been able to
2019-01-14: One Year Anniversary!
A year ago today, Team Firepear was founded and began crunching for
science. The overwhelming bulk of our work has been for World
Community Grid, so here’s what our stats look like as of this
- Total runtime — 24y 162d 14:23:14 (rank 3,150)
- Results returned — 114,877 (rank 1,785)
- Top subproject — Mapping Cancer Markers, with 10y 275d+ runtime and 29,196 WUs
That’s a pretty good start, but this year we’ll be doing more. Last
year we started off with 2 cores/4 threads. We’re starting this year
with 22 cores/44 threads. Soon that’ll be 32⁄64, and who knows what
will happen after the Ryzen 3X00s drop!
In a lovely little New Year’s surprise, we have crossed 10 years of
compute time on the Mapping Cancer Markers subproject of World
For older news, check out our 2018 updates.