It looks like the Folding@Home distributed-computing network is waiting for a new performance boost. Recall that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, total network performance this year began to grow rapidly, and already in April exceeded 2.4 exaphlops, which is more than the performance of all TOP500 supercomputers.
And now, the Folding@Home network received support from Nvidia CUDA. This means that the company’s various graphics cards will deliver performance ranging from 5-6% to 60% or more. In the diagram below you can see that most of the adapters will get an increase of around 20%.
We can’t say it’s too much, but in absolute terms, the performance of the entire Folding@Home network will clearly increase quite impressively. The press release also notes that CUDA support has received projects based on the OpenMM toolkit.