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Sony PS3 adds Folding@Home

TBonZTBonZ Ottawa, ON Icrontian
edited Mar 2007 in Folding@Home
Tried to use the submit news feature but it doesn't seem to want to work for me?
SONY SAYS IT WILL add a button to the Network Menu on its PS3 to enourage users to connect to Stanford University's Folding@home program.

Or users can optionally set the application to run automatically whenever PS3 is idle, it annnouced last night.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=38270

Good one on Sony.

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Comments

  • OrianeOriane Turn around.
    edited Mar 2007
    Sony Computer Entertainment has also released a little more information concerning the Folding@Home client:

    About Folding@home

    .pdf release

    While a little more informative than previous announcements, the client is still not released and a date was not specified. However, things are beginning to loosen up at FAH.

    Folders on these machines are notified that they will need 200MB on their disk to install the client. My understanding is that this will mostly be for software that will enable the PS3 system to run the client.

    While Sony claims that the PS3 processor should be able to perform 10 times faster than a standard PC processor, project leader Vijay Pande is quoted as saying, “For certain WU types, the PS3 is 20x the speed of a typical PC. It's very, very fast.”

    Couple that with a percentage of more than a million units distributed to date, the project should enjoy a huge gain in processing power.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California Icrontian
    edited Mar 2007
    We have known this for awhile now. and have a few threads floating around about it... :)
    Couple that with a percentage of more than a million units distributed to date, the project should enjoy a huge gain in processing power.
    I don't think 1 Milliion PS3 owners will be jumping in on this. Call me skeptic, but they don't even have huge numbers of GPU's folding yet...
  • TBonZTBonZ Ottawa, ON Icrontian
    edited Mar 2007
    We have known this for awhile now. and have a few threads floating around about it... :)

    As usual, I'm one of the last to know...:o
  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares New York City?! Icrontian
    edited Mar 2007
    <s>I submitted some news on this too, but it didn't get published.</s>
    Edit: Posted :)

    The key difference between this and the GPU client is that it will be ready to go when people get their next PS3 software update. People don't need to be in the loop to know about it, it'll appear on their XMB menu. If Sony's estimations on the Cell's folding power are correct, then if just 1% of current North American PS3 owners use the client, the total project input could increase by 50%.

    I don't know if 1% of current NA owners will do it, but consider that there are also Japanese owners, there's about to be European owners, and there will be more PS3s sold over the following years. I think this client could make a huge impact.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Mar 2007
    TBonZ, HI STRANGER! It's been a while. How nice to see you here!
    :cheers:
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Mar 2007
    Terry? TERRY? Where the hell have you been, eh? :D Good to see you! :cheers:
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Mar 2007
    Hey Terry!!!! :D
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