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Submitted by gaffyh 2173d ago | news

Folding@Home Network Three Times Faster Than World's Fastest Supercomputer

IBM's Roadrunner, the world's fastest supercomputer, which is powered by the Cell microprocessor, is still outpaced by the Folding@Home network. (Folding@Home, PC, PS3, Tech)

gaffyh  +   2173d ago
Never underestimate the power of the PlayStation. :)
ZBlacktt  +   2173d ago
It's even is used to locate oil in the worlds oceans. :)
lalalala  +   2173d ago
^You serious or are you joking?
gaffyh  +   2173d ago
I think he is joking :D
ZBlacktt  +   2173d ago
When it comes to the PS3. I don't kid much.

http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog...
kagon01  +   2173d ago
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gaffyh  +   2173d ago
dude you are so gonna get flamed lol. Also brand new news - http://xboxlifestyle.net/20...

^Something to do with heart attacks I think.
kagon01  +   2173d ago
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Oh... That is why I posted here at the open zone...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Sorry for being blind...
gaffyh  +   2173d ago
Lol, I find that video really funny for some reason.
ZBlacktt  +   2173d ago
"use the Xbox 360 processors as a cheap way to conduct parallel processing"

LOL, now that was funny.
gaffyh  +   2173d ago
Technically it's the same technology as F@H, because you can use your PC graphics processor to do folding.
Malebaria  +   2173d ago
Skynet is coming folks!
gauntletpython  +   2173d ago
PS3: It only does everything :P
gaffyh  +   2173d ago
Best meme ever.
jack_burt0n  +   2173d ago
BING "You earned a trophy"

You cured motherfu**ing Cancer!
Johnny Rotten  +   2173d ago
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!
gaffyh  +   2173d ago
@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.
Shoko  +   2173d ago
LifeWithPlaystation/Folding@Home doesnt only help cure cancer!
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!
gaffyh  +   2173d ago
@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).
Shoko  +   2173d ago
@above
Yeah dude, if you go to their website, then head over to the results and awards page. See for yourself.
gaffyh  +   2173d ago
Wow seems like they've got a lot of awards for this, I need to start Folding a little more.
Kakkoii  +   2173d ago
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.
cellfluid  +   2173d ago
dezamm
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
Si-Pie  +   2173d ago
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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