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Are you ready to Cure Disease with your PS3? [Update] | PS3Blog.net

Back in January I contacted Sony Computer Entertainment US Research & Development about [email protected] Just a recap this is what they said.

We’re working hard to finish off the [email protected] client for PS3 and we’re hoping to have it available for download in early spring. Perhaps March but we’re not 100% sure of the date. The download will be approximately 150MB for the initial install and the network communications with Stanford’s servers will be pretty low data rates. It will be a free download.

When the next firmware update is out the end of this month. All you’ll have to do it update and it will add a new icon to the cross media bar. When your PS3 is on-line you get linked to other PS3s all over the world. If enough PS3 owners help out it could halve the time needed to complete a full gene folding simulation.

When [email protected] is running you can’t play games or watch Blu-ray movies while it’s running. But hey it’s free and your helping a great cause.

PS3 to Cure Disease

[Update]

Here is the Press Release about [email protected]
http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/070315e.pdf

[email protected] Website
http://www.scei.co.jp/folding/en/index.html

And here are some more screen shots:



When PS3 owners are running the folding simulations, they’ll be able to see displays that update them on how close the work unit is to completion. One of the planned displays will depict a view of the world that shows a glowing light everywhere a PS3 is running the Folding @ Home software.

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  1. chrysostom

    this is cool! thanks for following up on this.

  2. Wow, check out this thread about folding @ home! Some cool stuff.

    Here are some interesting info from the thread. I’m very excited about this now that I’ve seen some screen shots of it in action!

    With the latest system software update expected to become available at the end of March, Folding @ home icon will be added to the Network menu of the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar). PS3 users can join the program by simply clicking on the Folding @ home icon or optionally set the application to run automatically whenever PS3 is idle(*1).

    When PS3 owners are running the folding simulations, they’ll be able to see displays that update them on how close the work unit is to completion. One of the planned displays will depict a view of the world that shows a glowing light everywhere a PS3 is running the Folding @ Home software.

  3. This sounds awesome !!! I will download this and use it all the time.

  4. I really like the little lights of PS3 around the world. I hope Sony ads that as a wallpaper to put in behind the XMB. It looks nice, but it’s sort of reassuring to see all these other people out there that you’re connected too. If you were in chat the person you’re calling could have his light turn red or blink. I’ll sign up. Maybe PS3Blog.net should have a team.

  5. Here is a video of it in action..

    Gizmodo

    Keeps track of personal stats, team stats etc..sixaxis use.

  6. Good find! 🙂

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