PS3 to Fold @ Home!
Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:04 AM
Now in 2006, we are looking forward to another major advance in capabilities. This advance utilizes the new Cell processor in Sony’s PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) to achieve performance previously only possible on supercomputers. With this new technology (as well as new advances with GPUs), we will likely be able to attain performance on the 100 gigaflop scale per computer. With about 10,000 such machines, we would be able to achieve performance on the petaflop scale. With software from Sony, the PlayStation 3 will now be able to contribute to the Folding@Home project, pushing Folding@Home a major step forward.
Our goal is to apply this new technology to push Folding@Home into a new level of capabilities, applying our simulations to further study of protein folding and related diseases, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington's Disease, and certain forms of cancer. With these computational advances, coupled with new simulation methodologies to harness the new techniques, we will be able to address questions previously considered impossible to tackle computationally, and make even greater impacts on our knowledge of folding and folding related diseases."
Full article here
Posted 17 March 2007 - 02:36 PM
Edit to add: do we have an account for Folding@Home?
Edited by popeyecu, 17 March 2007 - 02:36 PM.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 06:25 AM
Good to see the game consoles being added to the world of crunch.
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:03 PM
The Updated software was found:
Posted 23 March 2007 - 02:20 PM
PS3 Folding power
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:11 AM
I'm still being lazy about getting mine online and everything. It'll be the first thing I do when I get home today though, promise...
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:48 AM