Sony PS3 rocks in Folding@Home

Posted on Monday, Mar 26 2007 @ 16:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report has some coverage on how well the PlayStation 3 console is scoring in the Folding@Home application. Since the PS3 Folding@Home client was released on Friday, the number of active PS3 folders has climbed to over 30,000.

The stats show the PS3 have massive computing power:
Even more impressive is the fact that the PS3 has nearly tripled the project's computing power: Windows, Mac, Linux, and GPU clients combined add up to 258 teraFLOPS, while the PS3 alone contributes a staggering 481 teraFLOPS. The project is now sitting pretty at 739 teraFLOPS. Considering the number of active PS3 folders seems to have almost tripled since Friday, FAH could even break the petaFLOPS (1015 floating point operations per second) barrier before long.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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