PS3 & [email protected] reach 2 Petaflops

[email protected] computing power reaches 2080 Terraflop mark (2 petaflops).

As of November 2007, the IBM Blue Gene/L at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is the fastest operational supercomputer, with a sustained processing rate of 478.2 TFLOPS.
The [email protected] network is over 4x more powerful than the second most powerful supercomputer.

The PS3 is providing 81% of the computing power. In comparison, Windows PCs are providing 9%. This is especially amazing since there is almost 4 times less PS3 than computers contributing. Therefore the average computing power of a PS3 is approximately 32 times more than the average PC. This is due to recent updates to the [email protected] application which make it more efficient.

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alexM3818d ago

simple math

4X< PS3s

4* 81/9 = 36x

issa30323818d ago

Well I rounded a little just to make the numbers cleaner. The exact proportion is 31.5 times.

TheEndzor3818d ago

Goes to Show the Processing power of the Ps3

PoSTedUP3818d ago

i hope you guys are contributing too. i know i am

PSWe603818d ago

and what not, but keeping my PS3 on all day to run [email protected] while I was at work was breaking my light bill, so I stopped doing it about 2 months ago.

Cwalat3818d ago

anyone tell me what they've cured yet ?

mephixto3818d ago

At least we are trying to help

Real Gambler3818d ago

If you're not folding, what have YOU done to help getting rid of those stupid diseases... Sure, folding may never find a cure, but at least it's a step in the right direction. It's just one of the many ways to do it. You can also give money tons of money to science, and still they may not find a cure.

And you can do nothing, and hope you will never get cancer, parkinson, or all those stupid diseases that should have been cured by now. I do hope you're lucky!!!

Cwalat3818d ago

it was a joke lol..
i fold every day on my PS3... minimum of 30 min while i watch TV and eat something..

sonarus3818d ago

I need to get back to folding. Used to fold every time i wasn't playing ps3. Used to leave my ps3 on for days. Avg 10 days before i would get some random freeze or some game update or some sort to make me restart.

Sure feels good to know you have a reliable console:D

The_Firestarter3818d ago

"Sure feels good to know you have a reliable console:D"

lol So true! The PS3 is built pretty tough, I agree.

Hmmm, I wonder why [email protected] never made it to the 360... *cough, cough*

MicroDeath SoftStar3818d ago

Curing stuff is great and all but leaving my ps3 on none stop uses electricity which causes global warming WHICH IS KILLING OUR PLANET. I would rather die of cancer then help take down my planet with me so i might have a chance to survive .
PS no disrespect to anyone suffering for a terminal illness

funkeystu3818d ago

Bah - Global warming has never killed anyone - fold on I say!! :p

I think the data has been used in quite a few research papers, all of which can be used to better understand various conditions.

Cwalat3818d ago

got 2 disagrees back up there ^

i said; "it was a jk, i fold minimum of 30 min every day"

that was not a statement for you to judge, that was me saying what i do....

i will officially never understand this website or the sick ppl in here..

Merovee3817d ago (Edited 3817d ago )

1-The planet is not alive... therefore it cannot be killed.

2-What exactly is it that makes you think the current planetary temperature is the best climate for life?

3-The power consumption of a PS3 can be offset by replacing 4 lightbulbs with CFL bulbs and/or purchasing block energy from renewable sources (an option for a good number of people in many areas).

4-Distributed computing is 5 times more energy efficient than by having only reserved computers perform the tasks.

5-Even if global warming wipes out the human population there will still be life on earth, it just won't be yours, this in turn would cause an immediate drop in greenhouse gas emmissions,far more significant than the Kyoto accord so STFU.

6-It's my planet I'll kill it if I want to.

7-If your so concerned with how much impact technological use that is not directly needed for human life has on the planet WHY ARE YOU ON A SOCIAL SITE POSTING ADDED INFORMATION TO AN ALWAYS ON SERVER THAT USES MORE POWER THAN A PS3? Oh yeah, because your a hypocrite.

ban fans3817d ago (Edited 3817d ago )

I agree with most of your points except 1 and 6.

1 - "The planet is not alive" - While the actual rock and elements that make up our planet are not alive, the life on this planet as a whole can be viewed as a single organism. If a certain organism dies out completely (like trees), all others will follow, just as in a human, if the brain dies, the body soon will follow. In another point of view, our planet is alive because it is active geologically; the moving and shifting within the core of the planet and weather. Some astrological bodies, such as our own moon, are considered "dead", due to its lack of activity, and thus can not support any (known) type of life (without external support) because it does not "renew" itself.

6 - This is not your planet. We all share it. You can even say we rent it, as geologically, we are not even a blip on the screen. We do not have the right to destroy our planet even if we have the ability to do so. While I don't think you intended it that way, your comment comes across as being very short sighted, arrogant, and selfish.

But, as I said, I do agree with most of your points. If we can further medical science with this technology, that is a good thing. There are far worse global warming offenders than electrical consumption.

And MDSS - you have obviously not seen some one close to you suffer from the diseases that these scientists are working to prevent / cure. I have lost several family members to cancer, and it is not pretty. There is no reason why we can't stop these diseases AND cut back on greenhouse gases at the same time. We all should do our part on ALL fronts. If you felt as strongly about it as your statement suggests, you would not be on your computer right now wasting time and electricity with a video game forum.

yanikins1113815d ago

Global warming has never killed anybody?


Sure cyclones.... sorry, hurricanes are a fact of life, but they are becoming more frequent and severe. Hell didnt a typhoon just wipe out 50 thousand people in burma? Yes these things have always happened, but most scientists agree that they are becoming more frequent.

Anywho, my only gripe with folding at home is the idea of networking hundreds of thousands of cell processors. The same processors that run advanced Artificial Intelligence simulations in labs. <shivers>

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