The project harnesses the capacity of thousands of PCs to examine how the shape of proteins, critical to most biological functions, affect disease. FAH say a network of PS3's will allow performance similar to supercomputers.More info at BBC News.
With 10,000 machines joined together the researchers calculate they should be able to do a thousand trillion calculations per second.
If that was achieved it would be nearly four times as fast as the world's most powerful supercomputer, IBM's BlueGene/L System, capable of 280.6 trillion calculations per second.
Sony PS3 to run folding@home
Posted on Monday, Aug 28 2006 @ 00:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony teamed up with US biologists to make folding@home compatible with the PS3 console.