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 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?
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