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PS3 owners:Are you Folding@Home?


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Poll: Are you Folding@Home? (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you Folding@Home?

  1. Yes (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. No (9 votes [81.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.82%

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#1 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:48 PM

PS3 owners, are you Folding@Home? I saw this as I was setting up my PS3. Are any of you participating?

http://www.scei.co.j...g/en/index.html

The Folding@home™ Distributed Computing Project at Stanford University

Since October 2000, over one million CPUs throughout the world have participated in this distributed computing project. The goal of this project is to research protein folding and misfolding to gain an understanding of how these are related to disease.

Targeted diseases include (but are not limited to) Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and many forms of cancer.

Your participation will help accelerate the understanding of these and other diseases.

For more information, please visit Stanford University's Folding@home™ website located at: http://folding.stanford.edu


It looks like the PS3 makes up the bulk of the donated CPU time
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#2 OFFLINE   jazzyd971fm

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:39 PM

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#3 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 06:39 PM

i tried it... but i don't think i'm going to continue doing it...

don't get me wrong... it's a cool concept... but it made my ps3 run very hard... and made the fan run at high speed all the time... not only is it noisy, but I also don't want to 'burn out' my ps3...

i may give it a try on my desktop PC though...
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#4 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:49 PM

The big question: is "you know who" Folding@Home?

#5 OFFLINE   ccr1958

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

i am not interested in doing it thru the ps3....
i have done it in the past with i think it was "seti"
but might have been testmy.net....anyway not
interested...thanks

#6 OFFLINE   machavez00

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 08:22 PM

i am not interested in doing it thru the ps3....
i have done it in the past with i think it was "seti"
but might have been testmy.net....anyway not
interested...thanks


I am not asking for volunteers. I am curious to know how many PS3 owners were donating CPU cycles to this project.

#7 OFFLINE   sarfdawg

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:05 PM

I have been folding for a few weeks on both my PS3 and on my dual-core desktop. I'm sure it's supposed to be this way, but the PS3 is reeling them off compared to my desktop. I just crossed 100 WUs combined, but 87 of them are from the PS3 and the rest are the desktop.

The PS3 has run smoothly throughout, and I have not noticed that the fan works any harder on it than it normally would. The same cannot be said for my desktop that has times where it works very hard.




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