Folding@home stats

A new section, dealing with the non-BOINC based Folding@home program and the various research tasks it runs.
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Folding@home stats

Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:56 pm

Hi all

Despite issues with the website (Bad Gateway and other errors) and lack of tasks to crunch, I did get a chance to see where we stand THIS MONTH (as of this evening):

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Rank	Name		Credit		WUs
2506	UK BOINC Team	634,832		117

Our OVERALL TOTAL as of tonight are:

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Rank	Name		Credit		WUs
6090	UK BOINC Team	2,465,219	4,845
This compares to the previous OVERALL TOTAL (as seen a day or so ago) which was:

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Rank	Name		Credit		WUs
6925	UK BOINC Team	1,813,773 	4,727
(though presumably some of the "overall total" includes ALL of this months crunching).

Individual stats (as of approx 8pm tonight) are:

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Rank	Name			Credit		WUs
ACTIVES:
6,614	ncoded			372,912		72 ^
169,214	damienhealy		168,488		14 ^
N/A	UBT-Mikee		84,743		14 ^
N/A	Homefarm		15,678		16 ^
N/A	UBT_-_Timbo		9,606		3 ^

INACTIVES
3,148	Christopher_N._Lewis	1,145,532	2,600
142,085	ChrisR			202,937		449
N/A	UBT_NaRyan		87,266		204
219,409	Whitecrow		75,040		299
N/A	melter65		70,655		284
N/A	Bruto246		46,446		227
N/A	Deepest-blue		43,076		171
N/A	DaveIrish		29,630		118
N/A	sigma-7			25,440		53
N/A	matthewh4271		21,810		77
N/A	Koranzite		18,730		54
N/A	Wompus			15,574		62
N/A	UBT_Nogbo		11,035		25
N/A	myddrak			7,317		39
N/A	UBT-PiezPiedPy		5,645		12
46,175	garethpl		1,325		1
N/A	Knightlight		861		3
N/A	Cheule			750		6
N/A	UBT-Timby		623		2
N/A	OwenThomas		562		2
N/A	JamesBradbury		506		2
171	PS3			502		2
N/A	Joc			500		2
N/A	59c7a842f5b9640e9d84640e9d6b5b717	500		4
N/A	stuart264		385		2
N/A	Joshrandom		384		1
7,364	WTBroughton		307		2
N/A	UBT_Cris_keys		234		1
N/A	drhen123		220		1
N/A	kevan-in-devon		0		21
(The ^ indicates an increased score since the last stats)

So, it looks like we've made a good impression in the Team stats in the last couple of days.

regards
Tim

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by damienh » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:17 am

I only have two GPUs still on folding@home, given that there was little work coming in and I needed some hosts to be on Linux.

I see that I currently have one GPU active and one dormant / waiting on folding@home.

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 am

Damien Healy wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:17 am
I only have two GPUs still on folding@home, given that there was little work coming in and I needed some hosts to be on Linux.

I see that I currently have one GPU active and one dormant / waiting on folding@home.
Hi Damien

I had a GPU task crunching when I went to bed last night and this morning found a CPU task was crunching away - but it seems to be a long one - estimated time to completion is around a day !!

Can't yet get both CPU and GPU tasks running concurrently on FAH - but that's maybe just due to a rise in members requesting tasks. So, am just having to adjust the BOINC preferences so that the GPU is running on either BOINC or FAH.

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by homefarm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:48 pm

A few work units, but patchy
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Team UK BOINC Team
Score 17,148
WUs 18
Date of last work unit 2020-03-19 09:07:49
Active clients (within 50 days) 3
Active clients (within 7 days) 3

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by Woodles » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:47 pm

I think I may know why work is a bit patchy ... https://www.tomshardware.com/news/foldi ... s-covid-19 :D
Propelled by average enthusiasts in their shared quest to defeat COVID-19, the Folding@Home network is now pushing out 470 PetaFLOPS of raw compute power. To put that in perspective, that's twice as fast as Summit, the world's fastest supercomputer, making the network faster than any known supercomputer. It's also faster than the top seven supercomputers in the world, combined.
Folding@Home reports that it has seen a 1,200% increase in contributors, with Bitcoin miners also joining the fight, and over 400,000 new volunteers have joined over the last two weeks.

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Post by damienh » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:50 pm

That’s pretty cool eh?

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:01 pm

Woodles wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Folding@Home reports that it has seen a 1,200% increase in contributors, with Bitcoin miners also joining the fight, and over 400,000 new volunteers have joined over the last two weeks.
Hi Mark

That's interesting...but which Bitcoin miners are involved?...or do they actually mean GPU cards that were mining Bitcoins and are now crunching on FAH?

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by Woodles » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:58 pm

Hi Tim,

i think the latter, people that were mining Cryptocoins on GPUs and are now crunching on Folding@home instead.

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:44 pm

Woodles wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:58 pm
Hi Tim,

i think the latter, people that were mining Cryptocoins on GPUs and are now crunching on Folding@home instead.
Hi Mark

Yup - seems about right - given as we've already mentioned in a previous posting recently that Bitcoin miners are not geared up to crunch the same sort of data as BOINC & FAH are doing.

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by damienh » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm

They probably weren't mining bitcoin persay - some other crypto that is ASIC-resistant I presume.

Definitely no point trying to mine Bitcoin with GPUs any time in the last 4++ years.

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Re: Folding@home stats

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:43 am

Hi all

I've at last sorted out the "home page" for our Folding@home Team page...

It was setup a very long time ago, and as such I'd forgotten the password used for the team page. Took me a while to go through the hoops of getting admin access, but that was finally achieved last night.

Have now edited the Team URL on there so it now re-directs to this forum.

We've gained a few new F@h members too, up 13 since the first snapshot of F@h members about a month ago, including some of the "usual crowd". 8)

Stats wise, we're quite some way ahead of TSBT !!

UBT Team Id https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/45392

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Active CPUs within 50 days	50
Grand Score			29,230,414
Work Unit Count			5,634
Team Ranking			2130 of 248567
TSBT Team Id https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/89362

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Active CPUs within 50 days	4
Grand Score			221,311
Work Unit Count			307
Team Ranking			26921 of 248567
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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by Woodles » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:43 am

Folding at home has now passed the two exaflops figure - https://stats.foldingathome.org/os

Summit has still to reach that number :)
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory broke the exascale barrier, achieving a peak throughput of 1.88 exaops—faster than any previously reported science application—while analyzing genomic data on the recently launched Summit supercomputer.
and that's mixed, not pure flops
The ORNL team achieved the feat, the equivalent to carrying out nearly 2 billion billion calculations per second, by using a mixture of numerical precisions. Traditionally, scientific computing has relied on double-precision floating point operations, however, interest in reduced numerical precision has grown in recent years due to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this case, researchers were able to implement high-speed single- and half-precision operations to gain additional performance.
https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2018/06/08/ge ... rcomputer/

Still not a match for total Boinc though - 30.4 exaflops (https://www.boincstats.com/stats/-1/project/detail/)

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:27 am

HI Mark

I was interested in the bit that says:
Specifically, ORNL researchers modified CoMet to exploit the exceptional Tensor Core matrix multiplication capabilities built into each of the system’s 27,648 NVIDIA Volta GPUs.
These NVidia GPU's are pretty expensive (dependant on the number of active cores, on-board memory etc) and seem to vary in price from a couple of thousand $ to many more '000s of $.

Having nearly 28,000 of them gives a cost of the GPUs alone to be at least $56m...and maybe quite a bit more than that, adding in the costs of the chassis to house them, CPUs, RAM, and lots of leccy to run them and network interfacing to connect them all together. :geek:

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by homefarm » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:33 am

Team: UK BOINC Team
Date of last work unit 2020-04-28 06:25:26
Active CPUs within 50 days 56
Team Id 45392
Grand Score 94,515,709
Work Unit Count 7,485
Team Ranking 1320 of 252443
Homepage http://www.ukboincteam.org.uk/newforum

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by homefarm » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:11 pm

Date of last work unit 2020-04-29 17:45:27
Active CPUs within 50 days 56
Team Id 45392
Grand Score 99,199,180
Work Unit Count 7,730
Team Ranking 1307 of 252607
Homepage http://www.ukboincteam.org.uk/newforum

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Re: Folding@home stats

Post by damienh » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:07 pm

I see you're really focused on this one Richard!

https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/45392

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