World Community Grid Statistics Q2 2020

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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 increased slightly in Q2 2020, starting with the increased attention due to the new COVID-19 project. This is especially noteworthy, as in most years output declined in Q2, as some crunchers are shut down during the summer in the northern hemisphere. However, it is still less than I hoped for.

Run Time by Project

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

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This are the noticable developments during Q2 2020:

  • OpenPandemics – COVID-19 started during the quarter, sucking up approximately 50% of World Community Grid’s computing power
  • Mapping Cancer Markers decreased its output noticably (almost halved) to make room for OpenPandemics
  • Microbiome Immunity Project decreased its output slightly
  • Smash Childhood Cancer switched to intermittent again, but new work is already in alpha testing as of July
  • Fight AIDS@home 2 completed its work for now, but more work for the AIDS project Phase 1 and/or 2 is expected in the future
  • Help Stop TB continued at very slow pace
  • Africa Rainfall Project continues to be one of the smaller projects with an even smaller output than last quarter


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