World Community Grid Statistics Q1 2019

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I was always interested in the progress of the computing power World Community Grid can use. And while the numbers are available on the Global Statistics History page, humans are not especially gifted in processing raw numbers. So I made a chart from these numbers some time ago and updated it periodically. As others might also be interested in this, I will share it here.

I intend to update the chart quarterly and post it here!

Points and Run Time

First, here is a chart how points and run time developed over the years at World Community Grid:

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Output of World Community Grid decreased in Q1 2019. The main reason should be the dramatic reduction of crypto currency distributions linked to WCG output of OByte since 24. December 2018. However, output is still noticably above the level before the distribution started, so I hope some of the new contributors stay!

Run Time by Project

The second chart shows only run time, but seperately by project.

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This are the noticable changes during Q1 2019:

  • Smash Childhood Cancer ran out of work, however, new work is in the making
  • Help Stop TB increased its output significantly. Although it is still small compared to other projects, one now has a realistic chance to receive more than just some occasional work units
  • FightAIDS@Home 2 increased from slightly above 30 years of run time per day to nearly 90 years/day
  • The output of Mapping Cancer Markers and Open Zika was slightly reduced, driven by the reduced overall output of the grid and the increased output of other projects
  • Microbiome Immunity Project retained approximately the same output


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