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We do Folding At Home. Usually we'll leave it running on Thursdays, and then just watch TV, so on commercials we can go back and see if the PSN Store has updated yet.
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From what I understand, all you are doing is making power available, so there would be no direct "ps3 makes cure for cancer possible".
It is lending a helping hand to researches so that they have more resources at their disposal, so it is genuinely useful, so we might see "ps3 uses contributed to making cure for cancer possible"
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I wonder if you can right that portion of the light bill off as charititable donations.
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Folding@Home is an awesome utilization of the "Living Room Machine". I love being able to offer help to a university in researching. Makes me feel a little bit more useful. But are there any records of the PS3 leading to any significant finds? Just curious..
There is a downside to always having Folding@Home on, and that is the power it takes to run the PS3 system. The PS3 averages around $24 to run over 1 month (if it is on constantly). So think of it as donating to the university :) Still a good thing to use it for.
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That's pretty impressive, thanks for posting. If they did this for the 360 you would probably see even more 360's tanking (heating issues). Great program.
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Me too! I read a little about it and among other awards its got a Guinness World Record. =0
"Folding@home, a distributed computing network operating from Stanford University (USA) achieved a computing power of 1 petaflop -- or 1 quadrillion floating point operations per second."
Yeah I started doing this when i first got mine almost a yr ago now...I hope it helps
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You can download a program on your PS3 and your computer called Folding@Home to help people at Stanford create protein folding simulations.
I'll quote the website now.
"What are proteins and why do they "fold"? Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out their biochemical function, they remarkably assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, remains a mystery. Moreover, perhaps not surprisingly, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious effects, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, and Parkinson's disease."
So this programs allows these people to use your PS3/computer's processors to create the simulations of proteins folding, so they can discover more about it basically.
The app on the PS3 is really nice looking and you can see on a 3D global map where other PS3 users are folding. The computer app isn't nearly as pretty but it's still helping a cool cause.
I'm going to start using it on my comp when I'm not home and just leave it on. My bf says it shouldn't harm my comp to have it on so much if you have a good cooling system, but I don't plan to leave it on 24/7 anyway. =)
Here's the website and tell me what you think. =3 folding.stanford.edu/English/Main
Edited by: ASHFOX at: 8/1/2008 (11:12)
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