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Folding@Home Distributed Computing: Certificate for Folding 1 Workunit

F@H is a distributed computing project which studies protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases. The client isn’t running on full processing power since it’s installed on my working laptop, hence the 1 workunit completion.

Folding@Home Distributed Computing: Certificate for Folding 1 Workunit

Today, even owning a Playstation 3 could helps greatly with this humane project. You don’t only own a game console, but also an instrument of life-aiding features. The PS3 system’s Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) processor has dramatically added to the computing performance of the Folding@Home project. Using its Cell Broadband Engine, Sony’s PS3 can run folding simulations roughly 20 to 30 times faster than the standard PC. Since the launch of F@H program in March, over 250,000 PS3 units deliver nearly 400 teraflops of computing power. With that processing power, simulations can be done in few weeks instead of normally more than a year to calculate.


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Written by cthulhu

April 26, 2007 at 2:08 am

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