Einstein@Home passes 1 Petaflop of computing power!

Congratulations and thank you to all Einstein@Home volunteers: sometime shortly after January 1st 2013, Einstein@Home passed the 1 Petaflop computing-power barrier. To put this in context, according to the current (November 2012) Top-500 computing list, there are only 23 computers on our planet that deliver this much computing power.

(One Petaflop is 1,000,000,000,000,000 floating point operations per second.)

Congratulations and thank you again, and keep on crunching!

Bruce Allen
Director, Einstein@Home

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I'm really happy, it's nice !

I'm really happy, it's nice !

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ooh yeah!! great

ooh yeah!! great

Se la teoria e l'esperimento non coincidono... cambia l'esperimento!

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Congratulations to

Congratulations to Einstein@home team, and is a very good starting of the new year 2013 and the best gift of magi here in Spain :))

Greetings from Hammrammstein.

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Great ... Congratulations !

Great ... Congratulations !

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Das ist sher gut !

Das ist sher gut !

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i feel special! time to make

i feel special! time to make a beowulf cluster!

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Keeping on Crunching! :)

Keeping on Crunching! :)

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good job everyone!

good job everyone!

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I hoped i,d make a difference

I hoped i,d make a difference lol

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The power of the Team!!!

The power of the Team!!!

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It happened about 3 days ago

It happened about 3 days ago :)

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There ya Arrrrrr!

There ya Arrrrrr!

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Fantastic, great job

Fantastic, great job everyone.

Hey, let's go for 2 petaflops!

Might take awhile, but with increasing processing power, it's conceivable to eventually get there.

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RE: It happened about 3

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It happened about 3 days ago :)

Yes, that's right. I was so busy celebrating the New Year that I didn't realize it. In fact I found out from my mother when I talked with her on the phone yesterday!

Bruce

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and I helped

and I helped

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Nice accomplishment!

Nice accomplishment!

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Right now we are decreasing,

Right now we are decreasing, guess thats because all of my done WU can not upload :)

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Glad the goal has been met!

Glad the goal has been met! And what is the next one?

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just doing year of the snake

just doing year of the snake challenge right now

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Congrats on reaching the

Congrats on reaching the goal!

I can take my piddly fifth of a teraflop back to SETI@Home now. :^)

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Gear work Bruce Let us now

Gear work Bruce
Let us now take it to 20 Peta-flops by end of 2013 !!!!!!!
But please do some this about the certificates.
Seti gives users multiple option

best
vivek

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Congratulations and greetings

Congratulations and greetings from all crunchers from Russia (and all members of "Russia" DC team)!

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I am proud to be an active

I am proud to be an active member of such a powerful computing project and I hope this concept continues to grow, I would say every computer on this planet should be operating in this fashion because it would be beneficial to all involved.

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Thanks for everyone ~!

Thanks for everyone ~!

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RE: Congratulations and

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Congratulations and greetings from all crunchers from Russia (and all members of "Russia" DC team)!

Greetings, happy new year, and thank you for crunching for E@H!

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It would be nice if one could

It would be nice if one could quickly see how much the GPUs are contributing to the total computing power... Could you modify the server status page to show CPU and GPU flops separately? Or can I already see this somewhere else?

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Hi mitrichr! Just wanted

Hi mitrichr!

Just wanted to say, what a good idea You had, to post the LINK(s) in your message. Such are the 'things' that BOINC, Einstein and ALL other projects under its 'umbrella' need most. Articles such as this attract people, make them curious and in the end, even if only a small number of the visitors become real volunteers, it's obvious, that if you have 10 or 20 of such articles in popular blogs, web-editions of (popular) science magazines and any other serious media, which actually at least somewhat care about THINGS THAT DO MATTER, then it is clear, that this will have a HUGE positive impact.

But what does in the end matter anyway?

In my opinion MANY things and a debate about this does not belong into this thread. But I CERTAINLY know, what DOES NOT!

For example: In contrast - maybe not the best example, but nevertheless - some time ago the breaking news AROUND the WORLD was the morning sickness of princess Kate. And if that were not enough, the New York Times was actually criticised NOT to send a correspondent to London for such an event of world-importance (if I put it sarcastic).

Greetings!

D

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” - Albert EINSTEIN

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Denis Puhar, MD Thanks for

Denis Puhar, MD

Thanks for the note. I always try on my blog to spread the word about WCG and other projects running on BOINC. Social media today is so important, I want the project people to see that the word is going out.

Thanks again.

>>RSM

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You're welcome. And keep up

You're welcome. And keep up the good work of spreading the news. I just wish, there were also more people OUTSIDE of the BOINC community willing to help this important effort achieved by all of us by informing as wider 'audience' as possible.

D

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” - Albert EINSTEIN

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nice

nice

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"The Power Of NUMBERS" .....

"The Power Of NUMBERS" ..... Great to be Part of It ..... Congratulations TeamSeti and All Concerned.

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Congratulations to

Congratulations to all!
Einstein@Home is now second (after F@H) dc project in history with sustained computation speed above 1 Petaflop!

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RE: One might think that I

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One might think that I get money from this work, but it is a labor of love.

I'm not sure for the first part of the sentence, but about the second part I have absolutely no doubt of.

I first made an account so that I was able to put a 'like' vote (on both of the articles) and I also shared BOTH links via my FACEBOOK account (public - not only for friends)

I don't know, if you know about my (pretty much futile) attempts to promote BOINC volunteering, that started more than a year ago. But more or less for MANY various reasons (ABSOLUTELY no background in web-page designing, lack of time I could devote to it, NO ONE who could or would, be willing to help me with it, the OBVIOUS lack of peoples interest and I guess too many other intertwined topics I included, which I also considered important, but as a result of my 'desire' or enthusiasm to 'share' too much unrelated information - at least on the surface - at the same time, the 'end' result was more a web designers 'nightmare' than a creative alternative approach...) I pretty much 'neglected' my page for quite some time now and put my plans for a COMPLETE redesigning on hold (at least until time, the circumstances I'm in currently and that for quite some time now, change in a positive direction).

But nevertheless, if you are interested, You can take a look at my page with a rather long description, which can be misleading:

My contribution to the BOINC project, its importance explained, experiences with the LUMOSITY program, including a comprehensive, objective review and VARIOUS OTHER topics.

https://sites.google.com/site/boincsta/home

D

P.S.

Whatever the 'fate' of my page, I'm glad, there are still people (who also posses the necessary skills - in contrast to me :) like you around, who can sincerely say, without a hidden agenda or hypocrisy in the background, that their work is a 'labor of love' (as you put it) to do something for the common good.

And I wish you sincerely, that you WILL get some money for it, because on the IT today, there are too many people with less than 'noble' interests, are incompetent, put 'rubbish' on their sites, but in spite of that get (a LOT of) money from others (and often also from people, who actually own much less, than they do).

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” - Albert EINSTEIN

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Denis Puhar- First your

Denis Puhar-

First your web page is truly well done and beautiful. Thanks for spreading the word on your Facebook page. "Selling" BOINC and WCG is a hard task.

My luck is to have had a friend who enouraged me to a blog, actually first in Music, and put me on to Wordpress. I took to it like a duck to water. Wordpress has so many easy to use tools. My friend advised me to put in as many links and graphics with captions as possible, to attract searches.

If you have looked further at the blog, you see that it covers a lot of basic research and is currently heavy in Astronomy, because right now, the D.O.E. labd and CERN are quiet.

Do not dispair. But, hey, on your own, try a blog and try it with Wordpress. You could do many many original posts, using all of the web pages of the BOINC and WCG projects.

I have collected Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and RSS feeds from all of my sources. You could really do much the same.

Thanks and best of luck.

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RE: It would be nice if one

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It would be nice if one could quickly see how much the GPUs are contributing to the total computing power... Could you modify the server status page to show CPU and GPU flops separately? Or can I already see this somewhere else?

Hi!

You can roughly estimate that from the GPU related info on the server page.

Avg daily valid results (ATI/AMD)	21,651
Avg daily valid results (NVIDIA)	90,791

So we have about 112,400 valid results from GPUs per day. Currently BRP4 is the only GPU app, giving 500 credits per result.

So, we get about 56 Mio credits per day from GPUs per day, which is a bit more than half the total daily output (ca 100 Mio credits).

Cheers
HB

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RE: So, we get about 56 Mio

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So, we get about 56 Mio credits per day from GPUs per day, which is a bit more than half the total daily output (ca 100 Mio credits).


Thank you!
But if I look under "Workunits and tasks" BRP4 in total is much less than half of the total flops:

Computing	BRP4	S6LV1	FGRP2	S6BucketLVE	in DB
CPU TFLOPS	436	445	148	0	1,029


GPU workunits were:

Avg daily valid results (ATI/AMD)	24,022
Avg daily valid results (NVIDIA)	103,957

Further on, should we ever get a GPU app for one of the other projects this won't work anymore...

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I wish I could use the

I wish I could use the computers in my work place, I have access to 12 computers but I am not allowed too :(. I have only 3 compters operating 24/7 at home, every little helps :). Congrats to ALL !!!!

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The fastest supercomputer, a

The fastest supercomputer, a Cray XK7 (Titan), has a power of about 17 PFlops. It uses AMD Opteron CPUs and Nvidea K20x GPUs. The use of graphic ships is new for supercomputers. (Cray had a look at the Einstein project :-) )
Concerning computing power we will see what the future brings for the Einstein project. I expect the power will be growing and growing.
It’s fun to be involved in scientific research. It’s fun to see who has the fastest computer. It’s fun to see how many people donate freely power to a scientific project.

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RE: RE: So, we get about

Quote:
Quote:
So, we get about 56 Mio credits per day from GPUs per day, which is a bit more than half the total daily output (ca 100 Mio credits).

Thank you!
But if I look under "Workunits and tasks" BRP4 in total is much less than half of the total flops:
Computing	BRP4	S6LV1	FGRP2	S6BucketLVE	in DB
CPU TFLOPS	436	445	148	0	1,029

GPU workunits were:
Avg daily valid results (ATI/AMD)	24,022
Avg daily valid results (NVIDIA)	103,957

Further on, should we ever get a GPU app for one of the other projects this won't work anymore...

Hi!
The "per app" statistic "Workunits and tasks" is (as Bernd mentioned here somewhere) mainly based on the CPU runtime and CPU benchmarks and then extrapolated from there to try to get the picture right. It's much less accurate than taking the numbers from the "avg. daily valid results" GPU statistics as far as credit share is concerned.

Cheers
HB

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Wow !! I feel great to be a

Wow !! I feel great to be a little part of it !
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just hopes that i am helping

just hopes that i am helping in some way, i have two boys 11 ,12 and they think it is cool, so they are even more excited about science then they ever were before.. thank you Just Don

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Always continue the climb. It

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

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24 new pulsars found by

24 new pulsars found by volunteers at E@H! Congrats!
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.0467.pdf

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RE: 24 new pulsars found by

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24 new pulsars found by volunteers at E@H! Congrats!
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.0467.pdf

Yup. It will now undergo the usual review process at the journal that it was submitted to.

BTW: Note that this article is dealing with the results from the Parkes data processing alone. So if any recipient of a discovery certificate misses his/her name (see the Acknowledgement Section), check that your discovery actually comes from that run. Discoveries made in the data of Arecibo (which is still ongoing) will of course also be published and discoverers will be acknowledged in a similar way.

Cheers
HB

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Great。 I have no science

Great。
I have no science knowledge at all。
But i feel pretty happy to join in as a volunteer。

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I think it is the first time

I think it is the first time that the names of BOINC volunteers are cited in a science paper. Usually we are only anonymous.
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