IBM's Roadrunner, the world's fastest supercomputer, which is powered by the Cell microprocessor, is still outpaced by the Folding@Home network.
Never underestimate the power of the PlayStation. :)
It's even is used to locate oil in the worlds oceans. :)
^You serious or are you joking?
I think he is joking :D
When it comes to the PS3. I don't kid much.
dude you are so gonna get flamed lol. Also brand new news - http://xboxlifestyle.net/20... ^Something to do with heart attacks I think.
Oh... That is why I posted here at the open zone... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Sorry for being blind...
Lol, I find that video really funny for some reason.
"use the Xbox 360 processors as a cheap way to conduct parallel processing"
LOL, now that was funny.
Technically it's the same technology as F@H, because you can use your PC graphics processor to do folding.
Skynet is coming folks!
PS3: It only does everything :P
Best meme ever.
BING "You earned a trophy" You cured motherfu**ing Cancer!
personally I see a cure more as wishful thinking, but I also believe that every little bit count towards a step in the right direction!
@3.1 - Yeah exactly, though it would be nice to know how far they have advanced their research (in real terms) due to F@H.
They use it to research Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, MadCow Disease, Huntington's Disease, P53, Osteogensis imperfecta, and it helps them develop new antibiotics! Sony & Playstation 3 making a difference for not just the user, but for everyone else in the world! It was Sony that made the Folding@Home application for the PS3. They care about their machine and know it can be used to help mankind. But Microsoft and the Xbox360? All they contribute are RRODs, e74 errors, and BLUE SCREENS. Go Microsoft!
@above - But has anything actually come out of it? Like actual drugs that help? I would just really like to honestly know, because it's kinda like doing it for no incentive (other than feeling good).
Yeah dude, if you go to their website, then head over to the results and awards page. See for yourself.
Wow seems like they've got a lot of awards for this, I need to start Folding a little more.
A cure for cancer, wishful thinking? Lol? Trust me, as someone who is heavily into new medicine research and various areas of nature science, I know that we are actually quite close to cures for a lot of things. We are just now starting to develop the ability to manipulate genes, and create new life that can target and kill certain types of cells for us (i.e: cancer cells.). Or switch on genes in ourselves that will prevent cancers from forming. This same research will allow people to live much longer, healthier lives, if not for as long as they want in the future. http://sciencedaily.org Good to read up on current research when you get the chance. I read the newest articles every morning.
wow i seriously think that the ps3 is reengineered alien technology!!! i mean this machine is a beast.... what next defuse biological warheads with remote view blutooth cell areodynamics!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why are people talking as if the title reads "PS3@Home Three Times Faster Than World's Fastest Supercomputer". Its talking about folding@Home which yes includes PS3s that can run it but also PCs, Macs and Linux Systems. Dont get me wrong its a great thing but its not only a PS3 thing but is a DC project that runs on multiple computing systems. Having said that im sure the PS3 user base helps out alot. You may of also noticed it outpaces the "Cell" based IBM Supercomputer which isnt a suprise being two heads are better than one or maybe millions of computers and "Cell" based PS3s are faster than one supercomputer.
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