Less than two weeks ago, various companies, including Nvidia, encouraged users to join the Folding@home network to fight coronavirus.
10 days after this, the Folding@Home network reached a total performance of 470,000 PFLOPS, which is three times higher than the performance of the most powerful Summit supercomputer. Only three days have passed since then, and today, a post appeared on the Folding@Home page on Twitter, indicating that network performance has overcome the 1 exaFLOPS barrier!
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— Folding@home (@foldingathome) March 25, 2020
For comparison, in November last year, the total performance of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world was “only” 1.65 exaFLOPS. To what mark Folding@Home will eventually get to, now one can only guess.