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[email protected] reaches one exaFLOP

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.

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.

Those who are interested in the most powerful supercomputers and want to compare them to [email protected] can read more HERE.

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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? 

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