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Submitted by marison 2955d ago | article

Don't forget to leave Folding@Home on each Sunday

Check out the Official-ish PS3Fanboy Folding Team stats, they've almost cracked the top 400 worldwide for folding excellence. In light of this, they'd like to take this opportunity to first, thank you guys. Second, they'd like to remind everyone that each Sunday at 8PM (whatever time zone you're in) to let Folding@Home run. (Folding@Home, PS3, Tech)
Tipsed by: Inasid

Update The team number for n4g.com is 61588

paracardium  +   2955d ago
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Gratz guys.
ErcsYou  +   2955d ago
summers coming
its all ready hot where i live. my ps3 also pumps like a heater so their is no way in hell im leaving my ps3 on if im not using it, unless it starts making ice cubes
ERommel  +   2955d ago
Rank 1
I'm folding solo on my ps3. I am ranked #1 with 71 work units completed. My daughter loves watching the molecules jump around. She refers to them as bubbles. So I'm killing two birds with one stone. Help fight disease and entertain my kids.
The Panther  +   2955d ago
as much as i want to limit the life of my console........no thanks
Robotz Rule  +   2955d ago
Thanks for the reminder!
I'll be sure to run Folding@Home on each Sunday from now on!:D
dissectionalrr  +   2955d ago
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yeah... i agree with the panther. i know the ps3 is a tough machine, and probably very robust, but doing intense calculation 24/7, on top of playing games in between, would be rough for any computer to do. ps3 is basically an air cooled gaming rig that is very efficient, so imagine if you had a really fast air cooled computer and did that. it will definitely not like running full bore for a long period of time.
sa73917  +   2954d ago
So I better turn my webserver and mail server off then because they're running 24/7 and they might get tired? CPU's are fixed silicon dude.. they don't get tired..

The only thing that might possibly bust is the fan as it's mechanical and has moving parts... So far I've had my EU PS3 on 24/7 since launch day and it hasn't missed a beat..
dissectionalrr  +   2954d ago
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your server also isnt pushing 500+million flops constantly either. and, most servers are huge boxes, with lots of air and ventilation, and (if it's fast enough) liquid. your server probably runs no more than 10%dc 99% of the time (assuming it's just a media or small web server).

now, put twice the amount of power in something half the size, take away the liquid and run it 5 times as hard. you get my point.
deadeyes99  +   2955d ago
not like there are any good games to be playin anyway.
peksi  +   2955d ago
Please don't start the flaming
..and grow up in the process.
Raiyel  +   2955d ago
team kotaku
(ala - kotaku.com) we are ranked at 230 out of 62,000 join up an let's grab the #1 slot!

http://fah-web.stanford.edu...
Inasid  +   2955d ago
Damn I missed it this week, oh well maybe next week.
thatdude  +   2955d ago
hell no
i got games to play, i did 1 unit that took like 10 hours
never again.

sorry
BBsin  +   2954d ago
wait... is this PS3 "folding" used to save lives and diseases?? or is it used for showing off ranks and combined benchmarks??? i never understood the concept of folding b4.... and im still not quite sure what it is
bamdad  +   2954d ago
dude, the concept is that you have a powerful processor & they have a lot of things to be processed. so they're askin you to help them by doing some of it so the results could be used on they're research.(helping cancer & other desieses listed in their site)
gta_cb  +   2954d ago
i have been running this folding@home for about 4-5days and i have completed 3 and i am about half way through my 4th, i am just happy my computer can handle these lol, i would NOT recomend this program to anyone running anything less then an AMD Athlon 64bit 3400+ with a good graphics card like minimun an ATI Radeon X800 GTO otherwise you wont be able to use your computer while its running the folding@home as it will slow down the program and your computer running normal stuff like internet explorer. as for the PS3 run it ever so often like over night 3/7 days or something. you dont have to go over the top running it as much as you can, there just asking for your help, there is only so much you can do

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