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Folding@home update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Apr 2007 7:30 User comments (10)

Folding@home update In a follow up to our Folding@home story here, the latest stats for the project show that over 250,000 PlayStation 3 users have now signed up. The number is very impressive considering the project has only been active for one month.
Stanford University's research now reports that they are enjoying computing power of 700 teraflops in a single moment, with 400 of those coming from PS3 owners.

Standford also reported that the console has helped bring recognition to the project and that PC contributions have increased 20 percent.

"The PS3 turnout has been amazing, greatly exceeding our expectations and allowing us to push our work dramatically forward,"
said Vijay Pande, associate professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home program lead.

"Thanks to PS3, we have performed simulations in the first few weeks that would normally take us more than a year to calculate. We are now gearing up for new simulations that will continue our current studies of Alzheimer's and other diseases."


The project also released a software update yesterday, version 1.1. The new update "improves visibility of donor locations on the globe, folding calculation speed and protein viewing. There's also additional language support, help screen hints, and improved donor-name length and character handling."

Source:
Gi.biz

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10 user comments

125.4.2007 11:14

Seeing as there's not many decent games for the PS3,
folding@home will keep many owners happy for months
I'm sure!
Save the universe or save the electric bill,such a tough choice that one!

225.4.2007 11:27

what the AD team number?

325.4.2007 12:28

Id say that qualifies as a Killer App :D lol

425.4.2007 15:17
The_Fiend
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@ cashman91 : 51464
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main...e&teamnum=51464
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/493809

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526.4.2007 7:17

thanks for the info

626.4.2007 14:34

Excuse my ignorance,but what is "folding"?

726.4.2007 14:35

Originally posted by DADEO1:
Excuse my ignorance,but what is "folding"?
folding protiens

826.4.2007 14:41

Quote:
folding protiens
What do you mean exactly???

Whatever it is. It's good to see its helping out the educational instituations.

926.4.2007 18:01

Quote:
folding protiens

Quote:

What do you mean exactly???

Whatever it is. It's good to see its helping out the educational instituations.
http://folding.stanford.edu/
use google :D
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Apr 2007 @ 14:04

1028.4.2007 13:59

700 teraflops and 400 coming from the ps3, that is amazing. this really does confirm the processing power of the ps3. good to see so much coming from this.

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