PlayStation 3 Consoles are Active Protein Folders

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@home project 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 [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 06 May 2007

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