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.
For older news, check out our 2020 updates.