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[email protected] about to hit a Petaflop

Earlier today [email protected] was at 905 Teraflops. Soon it should hit a Petaflop. The Playstation 3 was used in this project for one reason and one reason only. That is to help cure the worlds worse diseases through its super processing power.

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kingofps33318d ago (Edited 3318d ago )

Wow! A Petaflop! Thats a thousand trillion floating point operations per second. AMAZING PS!!!

Lord Anubis3318d ago (Edited 3318d ago )

It is amazing. The best part that all of that is in for a humanitarian benefits :)

novaIS3503318d ago

I just bought a second PS3 for the living room (best blu-ray/dvd player). Now I have 2 PS3's and 2 PC's running [email protected] when I'm not using them. I my power bill still looks the same.

gta_cb3316d ago

seriously? as i swear there was info on the PS3 using more power while running this program so obviously your bill must go up...

bootsielon3318d ago

That should have been achieved with less than 500 PS3's. Didn't they say PS3 had 2+ TFLOPS of raw power? I guess they just fell short a little bit and it's 1% of that, more or less.

That's also funny, since they promised Xbox 360 would also deliver 1 TFLOP.

I know they're only using the processor for those calculations, and that they are using double precission most likely. Regardless, look how much power you're left with when you're doing relatively useful tasks, unlike single precission calculations.

peksi3318d ago

I don't think they'd wanna do 100% cpu load :) That would ramp up the power consumption and nobody wants that 24/7.

I suppose seti @ home is similar to that? Using more like idle performance etc.

techie3317d ago

They dont work out how many TF based on that. It's all relative, and they work out by the types of calculations the PS3 is doing. They had to downsize the number for the PS3 a couple of months ago, because it was out of proportion to PC's (mainly due to the ps3 doing specialized and genereal calculations)

warch1ld3318d ago (Edited 3318d ago )

That's great news. Imagine what those numbers will be at if the PS3 can manage the install base of the PS1 and PS2...

gta_cb3316d ago

pretty impressive i must say, although when these killer games come out i spose [email protected] will get used less...

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