Are you ready to Cure Disease with your PS3? [Update]
Back in January I contacted Sony Computer Entertainment US Research & Development about [email protected] Just a recap this is what they said.
Weâ€™re working hard to finish off the [email protected] client for PS3 and weâ€™re hoping to have it available for download in early spring. Perhaps March but weâ€™re not 100% sure of the date. The download will be approximately 150MB for the initial install and the network communications with Stanfordâ€™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.
Here is the Press Release about [email protected]
And here are some more screen shots:
When PS3 owners are running the folding simulations, theyâ€™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.