The network hashrate hit 85 petaflops the other day. From what I can tell, none of the other distributed computing projects (BOINC, SETI, Folding) come close.
How come the network hashrate is so variable? It's down to 19 petaflops today.
Is it fair to compare the bitcoin network to a supercomputer like the one in Tianjin (which reports say gets 2.5 petaflops)?
I'd very much appreciate a quick response!
1. this horserpower comes from voluntary contribution of members anywhere around Globe. and most of computers - usual home PC's. which can be or canot be used for this purposes from time to time.
2. its fair. BTC only lack more functional software to use this horsepower for other[than hash-crunching]. true for nearly ALL highly-paralell computation with DP-precision-hungry-requirements.
3. sure, you are. and welcom.