WCG GPU Tasks now Live

WCGs mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. You can choose from various work units to crunch: Fight AIDS, cure Cancer or support the Human Proteome Folding projects amongst many. Supported by IBM.
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chriscambridge
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WCG GPU Tasks now Live

Post by chriscambridge » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:52 pm

The software that powers OpenPandemics - COVID-19 has been adapted to use GPU power. This will not only help the researchers to screen more molecules, but also could help them study molecules that are more complex.
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Re: WCG GPU Tasks now Live

Post by chriscambridge » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:25 pm

The new GPU application for OpenPandemics will be sending out 1700 work units on average every 30 minutes.
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Re: WCG GPU Tasks now Live

Post by Woodles » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:47 pm

Hi Chris,

I'd ran out of useful work on my GPUs today and had WCG as the backup project so I've managed to grab a few.

There's not many and they don't take long (less than five minutes) but hopefully that will change.

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Re: WCG GPU Tasks now Live

Post by chriscambridge » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:50 pm

Yeah I think this is just the first Alpha phase.. they are going to release more, with harder/longer computations as time progresses.
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Re: WCG GPU Tasks now Live

Post by Woodles » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:18 pm

The tasks don't seem to load the GPU much, I'm getting intermittent spikes to 55 degrees but it's mainly sitting in the low 40's. Collatz pegs it at a constant 82 degrees :)

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