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Message 51189 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019 | 1:21:41 UTC

That's right, 4 PetaFLOPS, that's 4 Quadrillion Floating Point Operations per Second. We have reached a new echelon of performance. See for yourself in the "Server Status" link on the top right of the on the website.

I remember last year's max was a 'mere' 2.5 PetaFLOPS.

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Message 51190 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019 | 4:33:48 UTC

Pretty amazing :)

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Message 51192 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019 | 11:10:05 UTC

On 2019/01/05 at 09:44 UTC the reading was 4,004,287 GigaFLOPs (4.004287 PetaFLOPs). I took a screenshot ;-)

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Message 51194 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019 | 16:27:08 UTC

Back at the turn of the century I recall wanting to model the conformation of some peptides (~20-30 amino acids). I found this website from Prof Baker called Rosetta. He allowed folks to upload their aa sequence and it joined the queue to get folded. A few weeks later I'd get one back, spin it around and decide I needed to change the shape of the epitope so I'd change a couple of amino acids and submit it again. A few weeks later, repeat...

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Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
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Message 51197 - Posted: 6 Jan 2019 | 23:04:14 UTC
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This is great news!
This project passed over the 1 PetaFLOPS in 3 Feb 2013.
You should know that this is a theoretical value reverse calculated from the credits awarded per day (dividing it by 200 - this number comes from the definition of the BOINC credits). As the credits awarded here consist of 50% bonus for returning the result within 24 hours (or 25% for within 48 hours), the actual PetaFLOPS is lower (it's around 2.5 PetaFLOPS). No to mention that the "basic" credits also come from an estimation.

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Message 52130 - Posted: 23 Jun 2019 | 14:21:01 UTC

As shown in GPUGrid Server Status page:
http://www.gpugrid.net/server_status.php
Possibly due to the lack of tasks for Linux systems, current computation power has dropped below 2 PetaFLOPs.
This is about half the value reached at the beginning of this year.
January 2019 was a great month!
Based on my screenshot from that time, there were ACEMD short and long tasks in progress for both Windows and Linux systems, and also Quantum Chemistry tasks for Linux ones...
I'm sure that better times are still to come.

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