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[email protected] is a project Sony was talking about last year before the PS3 launch:

A PlayStation3 with the [email protected] client installed and enabled by the owner will connect to the [email protected] network when the PLAYSTATION3 is powered on but not used. […] The application, combined with a large number of contributing PLAYSTATION3 devices, will significantly accelerate the protein folding simulation process and therefore enable faster and more detailed medical research.

The [email protected] client features an advanced user interface that utilizes the PLAYSTATION3 RSX graphics engine to visualize the simulation process. Users can view the protein as it “folds” in a 3D space. It is possible to rotate, zoom or move the users viewpoint in realtime. Various display modes and sound effects are available.

Where is this software for the PS3? I would love to help out! πŸ™‚ Still no news about when it will be available. But hopefully it’s available soon.

I did contact [email protected] & SCEA Research & Development regarding when this will be available for the PS3. I’ll let you know if I get a response from them. If you want to contact them, here are the contact pages.

SCEA Research & Development – Contact
[email protected]Contact

[email protected] on the PS3

  • Pc

    I’m actually interested in using this software on my PS3. I don’t mind saving lives……who wouldn’t. Sounds great…now they just need to make the software available.

  • Joe

    I’m all for this software, but you have to wonder how useful it will be. As long as it can run in the background and still allow the PS3 to perform low-resource tasks such as playing movies and music, then it will have some reasonable degree of usefulness. But let’s face it, PS3 is still primarily a games console, and most people will use it for playing games. Software such as this will, most likely, not be able to run concurrently with PS3 games (apart from maybe the low spec downloadable ones), and therefore will never see as much runtime as it possibly could.

    Also, I wonder if SETI will get in on the act and release a PS3 client? There is obviously massive potential in people’s PS3s for distributing computing, and I’m sure they’d like a piece of that cake.