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Folding@home Reaches 5 Petaflop Milestone

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Folding@home Reaches 5 Petaflop Milestone

Postby augie » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:40 pm

Well, I don't know a petaflop from a hole in the ground but this sounds like an excellent achievement for Distributed Computing! ^*^ WTF all!!!

Folding@home passes the 5 petaflop mark

Based on our FLOP estimate (see http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/mai ... pe=osstats), Folding@home has passed the 5 petaflop mark recently. To put it in context, traditional supercomputers have just broken the 1 petaflop mark, and even that level of performance is very challenging to aggregate. The use of GPU's and Cell processors is has been key to this, and in fact the NVIDIA numbers alone have just passed 2 petaflops.

Thanks to all who have contributed and we look forward to the next major milestones to be crossed!
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Re: Folding@home Reaches 5 Petaflop Milestone

Postby BILLMCC66 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:09 am

Well and a happy petaflop to you :confused

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