Friday, March 16th 2007

Sony announces Folding@Home support for their PS3

Most of you have probably heard by now about Stanford University's amazing software, Folding@Home. Folding@Home allows users to run complex scientific experiments on their computers whenever the computer is idle. Sony has officially announced that anyone who has bought their powerful console can run Folding@Home on it. Support will be coming through a firmware update, and users can configure Folding@Home to run just like they would on a normal computer. Sony boasts that their PS3 can run Folding@Home roughly 10 times faster than anyone with a mainstream computer chip. An associate professor at Stanford says that he's "thrilled" to welcome all the PS3 users into the, for lack of a better term, "fold". If you decide to start using Folding@Home, with either a computer or your powerful PS3, please join the techPowerUp! Folding@Home teamSource: The Inquirer
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5 Comments on Sony announces Folding@Home support for their PS3

#1
Alcpone
Wow 10 times faster than a mainstream rig! Thats a really good thing for everyone! :)
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jocksteeluk
what benefit does having your ps3 on permanently give the owner of the console?
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Alcpone
by: jocksteeluk
what benefit does having your ps3 on permanently give the owner of the console?
A sense of help making the world a better place :D
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Benpi
Burning down the house of everyone that owns a PS3 is hardly making the world a better place.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Is Sony warranteeing any problems arising from this? I dont really see a problem from heat really, even though mine is like a furnace sometimes. (Speaking of which, I should have had it on last night. It got down to 29 degrees and two days ago, it was 76!!)
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