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Over 1 Million PS3 Owners have used Folding@Home

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Folding@home first arrived on the XMB March 22, 2007. And since then, if you average it out, around 3,000 PS3 owners register each day since then. Now it’s over 1 million strong.

In line with this another milestone, Stanford Associate Professor of Chemistry Vijay Pande had this to say:

Since partnering with SCEI, we have seen our research capabilities increase by leaps and bounds through the continued participation of Folding@Home users.

Now we have over one million PS3 users registered for Folding@Home, allowing us to address questions previously considered impossible to tackle computationally, with the goal of finding cures to some of the world’s most life-threatening diseases.

That’s great news, keep those PS3′s folding. Maybe next year we’ll hit 2 millions users or more! We actually have our own Folding@Home team here at PS3Blog.net and we are doing very well. Currently we are ranked at 345.

We have even out folded Joystiq’s team :) To join our team, just enter 55054 as the team number, for more info check out this post.

SCEI: Over one million PS3 units now registered to Folding@Home

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New Folding@Home Features Coming Soon [Update]

Ever thought to yourself, I wish the PS3 would shut itself down after it completes a work unit. Well now you can. With Folding@Home 2.1 will come a few new features. You can choose to automatically shut down your PS3 after a work unit completes and uploads the results to Stanford University. Or you can choose to have it shut down after so many hours. Pretty handy.

This holiday season you can now play music while running Folding@Home. Now you can entertain your guests and tell them your helping cure cancer at the same time.

Good to see more PS3 games and application taking advantage of using customisable soundtracks.

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

Current at rank 357


New Folding@Home Features Coming

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It’s now available, just run Folding@Home and you’ll be prompted to upgrade

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Folding@home gets a Guinness World Record Title

The Folding@home project gets a Guinness World Records Title as the World’s Most Powerful Distributed Computing network. Mostly thanks to the powerful PLAYSTATION 3. In September the PS3 alone hit the one petaflop barrier, quite a achievement.

If you don’t know what the Folding@home project is, it’s a user-friendly application for the PS3, and pretty much every OS out there (Windows, Mac, Linux). You just choose a donor name and join a team if you wish. By the way our team number is 55054 ;) Then just let the app run and that’s it.

Here is more info about Folding@home:

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.

Our Folding@home team is doing very well. We are currently at rank 376! Keep those PS3′s & PC’s folding!

Folding@home project nabs Guiness World Record title, thanks to the PS3


Also the PC side of Folding@home is getting a new GUI similar to the PS3. They don’t have a ETA on the release but they are trying to get it out ASAP.

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And here is another way the PS3 has helped science.

Gaurav Khanna is using a cluster of eight PS3 units as a supercomputer replacement (donated by Sony) for his space research. More details below.

PS3 GRAVITY GRID

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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

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