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The cost of Folding to your home and wallet

IGN has taken a few bits of information and compiled a rough and estimated chart of how much it would cost you to run [email protected] on a PlayStation 3 for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These are estimates in the truest sense of the word. For instance, according to Stanford University's [email protected] FAQ for PS3, a PlayStation 3 should use about 200W of power while running the application.

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Violater3796d ago

1) would they go out of their way to try and discredit a worthy cause.
2) would u leave your ps3 on for 24 hours straight? when the program is set up so you can resume calculations at any time.
3) did i ever think it would be nice to live in Hawaii.?

Mishmash193796d ago

i was shocked by the cost in hawaii as well....thats very high and made me wonder the same question haha

gta_cb3796d ago

literaly i dont know the answer to any of your questions, although it has put me off the whole "24 hours a day, 7 days a week" process lol, only cos well, with buying the system and games, no ones gonna have loads of money left are they :(

rbanke3796d ago

I would like to see the listed PS3 costs compared to a PC running this software. It is likly to be cheaper to run [email protected] on your PS3 than on your PC.

Twerp3796d ago

If this protein folding stuff actually works then it's a small price to pay. We're talking about potential cures for parkinson's, alzheimer's, and cancer the three most debilitating diseases affecting people today.

VirtualGamer3796d ago (Edited 3796d ago )

As some of you may or may not know there are actually teams for the [email protected] project. I decided since this is my home for PS3 news and info that it would be cool to start a n4g.com team. Lets see how well we can do as a team! I thought it would be a good way to promote the site and help strengthen the PS3 community here with us all on a team.

If your interested in joining the team all you need to do is once you start [email protected] press the triangle button and then select identity and then change team. The team number for n4g.com is 61588.

gta_cb3796d ago (Edited 3796d ago )

really good idea dude!

.... shame i dont have a PS3 .... yet :P

but if i do get one soon enough (especially with my birthday coming up hehe) i will add myself to the team :D

:) got to do your bit to help people, with all the support of money being donated you could just spend a little less and keep your PS3 on [email protected] :) still doing your part, without risking any money being "lost" if you know what i mean :(

P.S. if they did bring [email protected] to the 360 i advise people to add themselves to join the n4g.com team aswell :D ... but i dont think its likely :(

weekapaugh3796d ago

small price to pay for helping out a good cause. they need to bring it to both consoles.

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