Do you still use Life With PlayStation / Folding@home?


When Folding@home first started it seemed like a huge hit for the most part. But it seems to have died down. I haven’t “folded” on my PS3 for a while. I just use it for whatever reason then I turn it off. If I happen to leave it on remote play while I’m at work. I will leave it folding.

If you do use Life With PlayStation / Folding@home, you might as well join our team. Our team number is 55054. It’s been pretty dead lately, but we are still ranked pretty well. We currently sit at 488th place. I still use Folding@home on my work PC all the time, and my wife does at her work too.

Life With Playstation

Life With PlayStation did add some interesting things to the Folding@home application. With the Live Channel you can now cruise around the virtual globe looking at news headlines and weather from cities around world. That info is provided by Google News and The Weather Channel. For some cities there is a live web cam provided by Earth Television Network. I thought I heard that the clouds are real time, but not 100% sure about that. The United Village Channel shows school children all over the world. It’s interesting to look at. Folding@home actively runs while your using Life With PlayStation too. I wish they would add more cities or give you an option to add your own city.

So how often do you use Life With PlayStation?


Click Here for our Folding@Home Team Website

Here is another website to check our stats. It’s more detailed.

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 Kicks on August 11th, 2009 [ 559 Points ]

    I actually do use it as an easy way to charge my controllers and sony headset without having to tether them to my pc. In fact, I just joined the team a couple of days ago so that someone would get credit for the time used to charge my accessories :)

  2. #2 by Darrin on August 11th, 2009 [ 17143 Points ]

    They really should make that an option so if you idle at the XMB for 20 minutes, then it auto-sleeps to folding@home.

  3. #3 by Tosh on August 11th, 2009 [ 1102 Points ]

    Darrin :

    They really should make that an option so if you idle at the XMB for 20 minutes, then it auto-sleeps to folding@home.

    I knew that was an option at one point. But I don’t recall if it’s still there.

    Thanks for joining the team Kicks!

  4. #4 by Kicks on August 11th, 2009 [ 559 Points ]

    Darrin :
    They really should make that an option so if you idle at the XMB for 20 minutes, then it auto-sleeps to folding@home.

    I believe you can make it auto-start by hitting the triangle on the life with playstation icon. I’ll check when I get home

  5. #5 by Sinlock on August 11th, 2009 [ 7625 Points ]

    I have it set to run after 20mins idle, Not sure how many flods I have been a 55054 member from day one.

    Tosh, Pictures of simi-live cloud cover is pulled from google.

    Darrin, From the Folding icon if you hit /_\ you get the Auto Run option for 10, 20, 30 mins.

  6. #6 by mcloki on August 11th, 2009

    Not as much as I used to. My PS3 goes to sleep rather quickly these days. I’m surprised that I’m 14th.

  7. #7 by Abdulelah on August 11th, 2009 [ 255 Points ]

    I will set my FAH to be automaticly started when my PS3 sleeps :)

    thanks for the reminder Tosh

  8. #8 by Andy on August 11th, 2009

    Never used either, when done playing I just turn off the PS3.

    I have multiple controllers on rotation, so as I play with one set, the others are charging, so don’t really leave it on unnecessarily.

    It’s be nice if there was a way to remove unwanted icons from the XMB to keep it nice an lean (same goes for iPhone). I also wish they’d move the DLNA server search under the system menu instead of having it under every XMB option, then just have an icon under each menu if content is actually found.

    Andy.

  9. #9 by Kicks on August 12th, 2009 [ 559 Points ]

    Andy :
    Never used either, when done playing I just turn off the PS3.
    I have multiple controllers on rotation, so as I play with one set, the others are charging, so don’t really leave it on unnecessarily.

    I will do controller rotation myself after I get a second set of FPS Freeks and Real Triggers :)

  10. #10 by Josh Utley on October 11th, 2009

    The clouds are real time. When the hurricane came to Mexico recently you could see it on the PS3 when folding. It would be real neat if the clouds were real for the globe screen saver that is used for non-folding music playback. I have yet to see a live web cam. I’ll have to look for that. Let’s all remember why Folding@Home exists. Maybe that will help motivate us to turn it back on. ( ;

  11. #11 by dave kuhaneck on November 5th, 2009

    what do u do with the points… if anything…

    • #12 by Tosh on November 5th, 2009 [ 1102 Points ]

      Bragging rights, that’s about it.

  12. #13 by bishop on January 6th, 2010

    seriously, what do you do with the points. what’s the point in loading it up every time i’m done using my play station 3?

  13. #14 by Tosh on January 6th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Bragging rights pretty much.

  14. #15 by Pepe Martinez on March 3rd, 2010

    whats the point? how about helping the brilliant minds at stanford understand disease, and possibly find a cure for cancer.


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