Updates 2021
Published: 2021-08-15

2021-08-15: node02 and OPN

Finally diagnosed and repaired node02 today. The problem: faulty SSD.

Since 02 is powered by a 3900X, that brings another 24 threads online. It also returns us to full strength crunching.

Coincidentally, today we hit 50 years of crunching for OpenPandemics.

2021-07-16: Back online

After a nearly two month hiatus (our longest break from crunching since 2017), we are back at almost 100% strength.

node02 is having issues, but we’re working on it.

2021-05-10: Sesquicentennial and more

In the past month, we have hit two major milestones: 250 years of compute, and one million WUs returned, both for WCG.

Also since the last update, all x86 nodes have been outfitted with GPUs as a result of WCG and the OPN team introducing a GPU-enabled version of AutoDock and thus GPU-enabling OPN.

As a result of that, we have halted work on all BOINC projects other than WCG, except that our GPUs are still crunching Einstein WUs when no OPNG work is available.

Older updates

For older news, check out our 2020 updates.