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.
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.
- Folding@home™ on PLAYSTATION®3
- Kotaku – PS3 Folding Kicking Ass, Getting Update.
- IGN – PS3 to diseases: Screw you.