World Community Grid Statistics Q3 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 first decreased a bit and later increased again in Q3 2019. Weather could play a role, as many participants crunch less when weather is very warm.

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 Q3 2019:

  • Help Stop TB output declined further from its already low level, to now about 2 years of computing time per day
  • Smash Childhood Cancer continued, after a break in Q2. However, the project is expected to take another break soon
  • Open Zika had a very short break at the beginning of the quarter (not visible in the chart due to the 30-day-average shown) and proceeded then. The project is nearing completion now, currently expected to run until end of october.
  • Mapping Cancer Markers, Microbiome Immunity Project and Fight AIDS@home 2 continued – these three projects will likely be the only ones with a meaningful number of work units starting soon
  • towards the end of the quarter there was another very small Beta Test for one of the new climate projects. Development of this project seems to be harder then anticipated and until now there is no announcement when it will start


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