PS 3 is a big success at "Folding @ home" for intractable disease analysis project
In the past GIGAZINE, a distributed computing project in which people around the world form supercomputers to analyze proteins that cause Staphord University in the USA to cause intractable diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease "Folding @ HomeWe are doing,You can join from PS3 as wellI mentioned that "Folding @ Home" is now Guinness certified as the most powerful distributed computing network in the world.
And among them PS3 has overwhelming presence.
the detail is right below.
"Folding @ home" project participants in "PlayStation 3" topped 1 million people | Press Release | Sony Computer Entertainment
According to this release, "Folding @ home", which became available from PS 3 on March 22, 2007, it seems that one million PS3 users have participated so far. In addition, PS 3 now has a processing capacity equivalent to 100,000 PCs at 10,000 units, and simulation that took several years can now be processed on a weekly basis.
And six months after offering the PS3 version "Folding @ home", because processing power achieved the historical achievement exceeding the first one Petaflops in the history of distributed computing in six months, on September 16, 2007, the world's most powerful It seems that it was certified as a Guinness World Record as a distributed computing network.
Incidentally, even now PS3 provides about 74% of processing capacity in "Folding @ home", and Sony will provide a distributed computing environment that utilizes PS3's CELL processor in the future, We support the development of academic research in a wide range of fields such as environment and social science.