Folding@home Passes 1.5 ExaFLOPS in compute performance

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I would say this is really poor wording lol
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    That's really amazing. But unfortunately it did nothing to stop idiots from hoarding toilet paper.
     
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    326 458 points so far, using Ryzen 7 and RTX 2080, when i realized CPUs aren´t that good i switched it off and compute only with GPU.

    What i lack is some kind of comparsion. Like 100 000 points = GFLOPS or 100 000 = 0,0001 seconds of XYZ supercomputer working.
     

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    Give me cloud computing that fix idiots! :D I'll start crunching numbers with myself...
     
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    Is there someone that can't find which research is his GPU involved in?

    Let me explain:

    The CPU is researching proteins, the Nvidia GPU is researching protease, but the AMD GPU is researching project 11756, wich isn't in the research directory...

    Any clue?

    If I Understood correctly, the working units are assigned to CPU or GPU depending on the computing needs, so if you disable your CPU you're only supporting a part of the investigation, only the GPU based. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Well... if they still haven't find a cure, then all that computing power is useless.
     
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    Then the cure isn't for you... :p

    Jokes aside, spending watts on supporting specific investigations, all related to this problem, could look poor, but science improves on every step, so don't be afraid of spending a few watts on something you can't use yourself, because it really helps.
     
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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I just want to see examples of what f@h has helped to find in the past. I'd even consider helping if someone can show me a few examples.
     
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    I couldn't have say it any better.
     
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    Don't forget about Boinc and rosetta@home - CPU only

    edit: As far as my limited knowledge go:
    Its not as simple as - lets do some folding; find "the structure"; ???; profit.

    Folding is only a "small" partition in finding cure process.
     
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    https://foldingathome.org/papers-results/

    now for average person those papers might means like nothing
    but to those researcher, well since the beginning they been looking for answer, and so simulation from f@h should help or backing what they been guessing

    afterall in research its not always the result
    but the "intention" to find answer is what matter
     
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    But can it run COVID?
     
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    Oh Damn.gif
     
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    I'm glad i've been contributing to this, my old PC is currently running it as much as i can and my main PC when it's just sat being an overzealous, spaceship-like YouTube/Netflix player.. Maybe i should join Guru3D? I've managed over 708k points so far.. Whatever that means! Just like everyone else though getting WUs takes a while sometimes. Definitely seems to prefer the 1080Ti over the 970 though lol
     
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    I think it just assigns work units at random, my gtx 1080 and vega 11 sit idle half the time.
     
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    Bah, i'm no longer wasting my money on something only others will profit from.
    Why do people think they have to do this ? It's like paying taxes. It only serves the rich and powerful who'll use this effort to make expensive medications that you may buy afterwards.

    HOW stupid do they all think we are ?? They can buy their own supercomputers for all i care. Distributed computing never brought any financial compensation for all the work that was done and the cost that was made. Fekkin freeloaders with their fine ideas. A waste of time and clock cycles is what it is, all for the profit of others.
    And they never claim anything came out of it.....sure that would make people think twice if they did find results without compensating the workers.
    On the other hand , why keep it running for years when there is no results to show for ????
    Oh there is compensation you say ? only with some projects , and you get a lollypop for your effort....
     
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    that's not helping in making vaccine, but whatever, F@H people always think what they do matters.
     
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    I can read that F@H can help to understand the atomic behavior between proteins, drugs, virus, etc., to find what to use or not.

    Working units are requested by researches that need them for an specific investigation, so yes, their information is usefull and practical, but only an small part of the corresponding investigation.

    We must understand that not every scientist have a super computer at his disposal, but may have the potencial to improve a solution or to get the research further. That's why the U.S. labs are full of foreigner scientists.

    It isn't mandatory to help those investigators, but they need it anyway, so why not to directly help them in a time of need?

    Pharmaceutical labs are rich and have too much to loose using these tools, so don't expect them using F@H.

    As an enthusiast I feel better sharing computational power than trolling around the web, because I can do both :p
     
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