PlayStation 3 owners are leaving their stations on while not using them letting these powerful computational devices to participate in distributed computing projects."About 250,000 PlayStation 3 consoles are contributing some 400 TFLOPS (trillion floating-point operations per second) of computing power to the Folding@home distributed computing project overseen by researchers at Stanford University."
As of late-April 2007, PlayStation 3 systems were contributing more processing power to Stanford's
Folding@homeproject than Windows-based PCs (Personal Computers). ACM Technews reported: "The publicity surrounding PlayStation 3 participation has helped bring more PC users onboard, boosting active PC involvement in the project by 20 percent in the last month."
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 06 May 2007