The PlayStation 3's [email protected] disease research project is officially underway, and over 14,000 PS3s are now crunching numbers online, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today.
The great thing about this is that you can actually see where these PS3 users are based by looking at the 3d globe model, when you boot folding page up!
that is so cool
that is coolest thing about [email protected] Add me dudes GAMERTAG: Scotty_B
and they should only get larger
0.09 teraflops per Windows PC 2.5 teraflops per PS3 cpu
Nice figures, its quite a sight to see where peeps are hooked up from!
Is there actually official clarification writting somewhere, confirming the function of those blue & yellow lights on the world map? BTW: Over three days voraciously crunching numbers and counting...the PS3 is a beast...a BEAST, I say!!! DEEPBROWN: Did you end up getting a PS3 since your launch, or are you still waiting it out?
Waiting it out Torchy! Lol...I can't stand it really, but June or later it is. My dissertation is a mess at the moment, but I'll be free soon. ps. can't believe you have 4 bubbles like me :(
...for your own good, otherwise you'll get so hooked, you may wind up flipping burgers for a living as a result (or filling glasses with draft beer at some pub, considering your location!) ;) On the bright side, you'll have a heck of a lot of amazing titles to choose from by then (decisions, decisions!) Yeah, as far as the bubbles go, I figured it was only a matter of time before the minions punished me for mentioning the letters "PS3" more often than their petty childishness and denial will allow them to bear. So be it. Majority rules...even though the majority may often be comprised of morons, sad to say (the Bush adminstration is an excellent case in point.) Fret not: Bubbles for you, as your comments and contributions undoubtedly deserve them more than the bashers do.
I was also wondering about the bubbles, the yellow and blue ones. If you look at the world, you can see what areas are in daylight, and what are in nighttime. Usually the ones in the night are blue, and the ones in yellow are in the daylight, at least thats how i see it.
join my team. its team strboy we will be big in a few. Im so in love with the folding at home thing im going to convince some other people in my field of buisness to buy a ps3 ..for this additional reason my team number is 54796
but in all honesty, I've been considering starting one up of my own, for no reason other than wanting to name the group after my currently-ill grandfather. However, I haven't yet looked into the details of creating/naming teams. Can we name the teams anything we like, and can it be alpha-numeric, or is it limited to numbers such as your team's name? Yeah, this folding thing has come at such a specific and respective time in my life, that the idea of contributing to such a cause really hits home. (hence my little 3-day (and counting) number-crunching marathon). Sometimes, you feel so helpless when a loved one gets hit with a dreaded disease, you want to contribute in absolutely any way possible...so I guess this is my little contribution, for what it's worth. If naming conventions are possible, I'm considering calling the "Nonno G" (an Italian reference to/translation of "Grandfather Giovanni."
10 million xbox 360 owners are enjoying games.
I really hope you sit back and realise what you just said. And perhaps read Torchy's reply just above you.
...and your comment is relevant to this thread because...(enter your biased, pointless, childish, predictable, two-dimensional response here).
nuff said. I wish the 360 had it too.
Has anyone joined any teams out there? Think I will start the Dragon Trolls.
Team Number is 53751 Since the public release (thursday here state side) the terraflop count for the PS3 has DOUBLED. Total ouput of info from PS3 is now almost twice that of all the other system configurations combined! Not bad.
The number is growing and growing. Right now the users are up to 27K and 14 hours ago only 14K. The PS3 is producing 668 teraflops (vs PC's 152) with only 5% of the users that are on PC. If PS3 gets as many PC users it will produce 13.36 petaflops... incredible. I really hope this research yields some positive results. I'd like to see other distributed computing on consoles as well as it's clear that they expand beyond entertainment now.
I made the comment in the frame of thought of being on a gaming forum. I had no intentions whatsoever of offending anyone who has lost someone to cancer. But before you get all high and mighty, consider the site on which you read the post and the fact that no (intentional)disrespect was hurled at people who suffer from diseases. And a little food for thought, since I'm apparently the insensitive, shallow, 2-dimensional character you somehow perceived from my first post. why not devote all of your time to the fight against diseases, there are plenty of them, and countless people suffering their effects. No gaming, no partying, no self-indulgence at all. Just help the people you have apparently been fighting for all your life. I wonder how often people like you actually give to these causes and even question whether any of you would have if it didn't show the power of the PS3(look at all the posts of people gushing over the numbers.) The good-cause incentive is almost just the icing for most of you. So although I realize that I may lose an account over this post, I have to stand by my original remark. I do however apologize to TOrchy, in case I offended you. In all honesty, I didn't mean to.
Don't apologize and ruin it by "I have to stand by my original post." What you said wasn't so bad, it's just not the right place. Everyone knows what you meant but the rabid fanboyism behind your post doesn't excuse you from being a human being. Food for thought... it is possible to be adaptable. The PS3 reaches beyond gaming as no doubt the XBox 360 will too. It is fine to like both of the systems on the merit they both deserve... games or disease research alike.
but rest assurred that there was no offence taken...I promise you that the last thing I care to attract is sympathty, as I don't want to turn this thread into a morbid sob-fest. I think deathtok hit the nail right on the head in his first paragraph: It's was just not the right place. Given the typically overall-negative nature of this site, your aforementioned initial comment could trigger nothing less than an automatic reactive backlash for what appeared to be the usual dose of fanaticism. I bought the PS3 for gaming first and foremost. But you can be confident to know that nothing comes close to the impact that a terrible disease can have on someone or their surrounding loved ones...at that point, things like gaming, the PS3 and other leisurely activities become absolutely insignificant and nothing more than a distraction from the realities of life. That said, your arguement that I should devote virtually all of my time to such health-related issues is impractical and moot because doing so would be paradoxical in effect. How can I care for, or enjoy loved ones, or create cherished memories of them, if I'm spending ALL of my time trying to come up with a cure to save them? Who do you know who can devote 100% of their time to one specific cause or purpose without going insane? Life would quickly become pointless, bitter, and rather drab. Therefore, because I undoubtedly do prioritize the importance and well-being of my family, friends, myself - and yes, even YOU - well ahead of video games, it doesn't mean that I shouldn't be able to "self-indulge" in other less important, but still-dearly-cherished areas such as video games when the opportunity allows. You can call this [email protected] business, "icing on the cake", a crutch, an excuse, insignificant, or whatever else you see fit...but know that I am contributing to it because it makes me FEEL like I am doing SOME sort of good in finding an answer to an otherwise helpless and frustratingly futile medical situation. On the bright side, your latter comments convey that you definitely have a conscience and that you didn't intend to offend or hurt anyone. It's reassurring to know that you're not a bad guy after all. So again: Be in peace knowing that I am not offended in the least by your comments. Wishing you the best of health to you and your family...and HAPPY GAMING. BTW: Since my post earlier today, I managed to start a group called "Nonno G" in reference to my grandfather (who's still with us, thankfully). Should anyone care to join, the group number is: 59187. And yes, my dear PS3 is still crunching away. Since I won't be here for most of Sunday, I'm going to leave it on throughout for the Sunday Night...uh...Foldathon.
you can still care
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