“THE DISTRIBUTED computing network designed to study protein folding and protein folding disease, Folding@home, has announced plans to launch a service on the upcoming Sony Playstation 3.
Via the Playstation 3’s Cell processor, Folding@home expects to achieve performance of around 100 gigaflops per console, whilst reaching the petaflop level with around 10,000 consoles working in conjunction. The project is currently named ‘Cure@PS3’.”
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Source: The Inquirer
BOINC is assimilating more and more devices to increase it’s power. As The Inquirer talks about here, the Cure@PS3 project will allow people to Fold on their PS3. There is also a project in the works to allow you to run Folding on ATI GPUs.