It hasn't even been a full week since [email protected] announced that it had reached 470 petaFLOPs of computing power – more than the 7 most powerful supercomputers in the world, combined. Now the project originating from Stanford University has reached another milestone: one exaFLOP.
Try to let that sink in a bit. The project is able to muster enough computing power to do 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per seconds. That's a 1 followed by 18 zeros of operations, made every second. [email protected] compares it to IBM Summit – the world's fastest supercomputer – and declares that its own project now reaches a performance that is 10x faster than the fastest computer the world has ever seen.
Thanks to our AMAZING community, we’ve crossed the exaFLOP barrier! That’s over a 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second, making us ~10x faster than the IBM Summit! pic.twitter.com/mPMnb4xdH3
Perhaps as impressive as the computing power itself, is the speed at which it was reached. [email protected] earlier announced that it had seen 400,000 new active users join their community in an effort to help find possible treatments to the COVID-19 virus. The new users helped the project to reach 470 petaFLOPs. [email protected] didn't decide to become passive at that point, but instead said that they wanted to reach 1 million active users. Based on its current growth, that doesn't look too far away now either.
If you are interested in joining the KitGuru Folding team, or any other [email protected] group to become part of this amazing project, then you can register to get up and running HERE. If you want to join us, the KitGuruFolders team ID is 196420.
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KitGuru says: The recent growth of [email protected] is commendable with the project looking to grow even more. The KitGuru team appreciates all the help we can get in the fight against the COVID-19 virus with [email protected], so could you spare a little time and some PC resources to help this great cause?