Join the PS3Blog Folding@Home Team



Come join our PS3Blog.net Folding@Home Team
The Team Number is 55054

Click Here for our Folding@Home Team Website

Here is another website to check our stats.

It’s very simple to join our team. Once you’ve launched Life With PlayStation, hold square and select Folding@home. Press the triangle button to bring up the Options, select “Current Channel”, and then select “Identity”. Here you can change your donor name, which I suggest doing. If not it defaults to PS3. After that select “Join an exiting team” and enter PS3Blog.net’s team number 55054. And that’s it, your now part of the team. To get more points on your PS3, choose the advanced option in the settings.

Here is a nice option for people that use the remote play option of the PS3. Just start remote play and start the Folding@home app. Then you can turn off your PSP, and the folding@home app will continue. Then when you try to connect again via remote play you will get the folding@home screen. From there you can go back to XMB if you wish.

Even PC users can join the team. I have my work PC running the folding@home software as well. You can download the PC version here.

For those who are yet unfamiliar with the term, Folding@Home is a project which was started by researchers from Stanford University. The project involves the study of protein folding which has been thought to be the root of diseases such as Alzheimer s Disease, Parkinson s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, cystic fibrosis, and some types of cancer. The aim of the project is to help the researchers to build models and simulations of these proteins by lending them some CPU power and a bit of bandwidth.

My Donor name is xBerserker


Written by: T0SH - Cofounder of PS3Blog.net


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  1. #1 by Phaethon360 on March 23rd, 2007

    Just joined a few minutes ago :).

  2. #2 by skootie on March 23rd, 2007

    If you want your PS3 to automatically start Folding when it is idle, follow these steps:

    Select the Folding@Home icon from the XMB.

    Press Triangle

    Select Auto-Start

    Press Left, and select how long your PS3 should be idle before running F@H

  3. #3 by mcloki on March 23rd, 2007 [ 2355 Points ]

    I really like the map. Though i think that it’s a bit misleading. Detroit looks like it’s go thousands of users and Toronto has a relative few. Maybe it’s the way the ISP’s register. I’d love this feature to be in HOME. Imagine if every person in your friend list was graphically displayed on the map that was the background of the XMB. I’d put in my GPS co-ordinates to see this. If my friends lit up that would be very cool. I like the “community of man” “Earth is just one big community” sense you get while looking at it. The zoom in could be greater. So i could see my street. if they do it in HOME they could put real satellite weather images on there as well.

  4. #4 by Pc on March 23rd, 2007

    I’am on the team too :)

  5. #5 by Sporty on March 23rd, 2007 [ 95 Points ]

    It’s pretty crazy how about 1% of the amount of PS3’s are supplying nearly 80 of the total power on this project.

    Just goes to show you that the Cell can kick ass at crunching numbers. With the way the Cell can take on the GPU physics to free up cycles. We can get some insane amount of growth in the future.

  6. #6 by Phaethon360 on March 24th, 2007

    Wow, the increase in productivity is astounding. I hope this data can make a difference.

  7. #7 by Sporty on March 24th, 2007 [ 95 Points ]

    I just hope that most continue to use this. Not just a pop to check it out and never run it again.

  8. #8 by Segitz on March 24th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Joined just now^^

    the client dl took forever!!

  9. #9 by mcloki on March 24th, 2007 [ 2355 Points ]

    Sporty you can turn on the idle feature so that the folding happens whenever your PS3 is idle. And I agree with your earlier statement. 25000 PS3’s supplying about half a petaflop of crunching. Some of the larger PS3 groups are really going to rocket up the rankings. Ours already has cracked the top 10,000. 7,000 something last I checked. Give it another week and we’ll wee where we are. And I think we only have 25 ps3’s working together.

  10. #10 by Phaethon360 on March 24th, 2007

    I’m still not showing up on the team page :(. I didn’t realize I had to change my donor name. I’ve been PS3 all along. Maybe it’ll list me once I get finished with this next WU. So far I’ve done 2.

  11. #11 by Segitz on March 24th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    It lists me, but I havent finished a WU yet!

  12. #12 by Segitz on March 24th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Wrong, it doesnt list me^^

  13. #13 by Biphster on March 25th, 2007

    I’ve joined too. My first WU is 16% done. 6 hours to go.

  14. #14 by Edwin on March 25th, 2007

    OK, I’m in the team. My name should appear as Edwin.

  15. #15 by coolcool23 on March 25th, 2007

    Just started a few hours ago. I turned my PS3 off now, but I hope to contribute when i can. Right now my name’s techfreak98, (made a mistake) so i hope to change it to the traditional coolcool23.

    Its great to see the ps3 havin this kind of impact. Hopefully they can reach the petaflop mark!!! if only a few hundred more were running out of the millions that sony has shipped, it would be!

  16. #16 by Tosh Hatch on March 26th, 2007 [ 1102 Points ]

    Wow, only 4 days after folding@home launched and our team rank is 4688 of 54309. Not bad :) Keep it up.

  17. #17 by Vagan Babajanyan on May 5th, 2007

    I love our rating

  18. #18 by yodaddy on July 28th, 2007

    WHOA… I think I a little late to post here !

  19. #19 by Tosh Hatch on September 11th, 2007 [ 1102 Points ]

    :) The more the better!

  20. #20 by Abdulelah on August 30th, 2008

    I will join you now

  21. #21 by Tosh Hatch on August 30th, 2008 [ 1102 Points ]

    Thanks, the more the better.

  22. #22 by jeffdano on September 23rd, 2008

    Viva la fold! I have my PS3 plus three other system churning out work for the team! Let’s get this project busy!

  23. #23 by Tosh Hatch on September 23rd, 2008 [ 1102 Points ]

    Welcome to the team!

  24. #24 by jeffdano on December 29th, 2008

    I’m #1… Now we need to make the team #1 (at least on the PS3 naming front)!

  25. #25 by Tosh Hatch on December 29th, 2008 [ 1102 Points ]

    Ya, we need more members. Thanks for all your folding jeffdano! How many machines are you running? And what kinds?

  26. #26 by jeffdano on January 26th, 2009

    Four machines… Three Intel Macs (2.4Ghz or better) and one PS3.

  27. #27 by Tosh Hatch on January 26th, 2009 [ 1102 Points ]

    Wow, nice! Keep up the work.

  28. #28 by jeffdano on January 28th, 2009

    PUSH everybody… No reason you can’t let your PS3 do some work right now, well, at least Killzone 2 arrives anyhow!:)

  29. #29 by josh on February 6th, 2010

    nice work. keep it up :)

  30. #30 by Dan on April 23rd, 2011

    Just joined the team recently. Let’s get folding! The team is only ranked in the 700’s!

  31. #31 by Tosh on April 23rd, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    I still fold on my work PC all the time. Not as much on my PS3. Thanks for joining!

  32. #32 by kennygk on February 27th, 2013 [ 25823 Points ]

    So folding@home on the PS3 is over..


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