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News PS3 Folding@Home hits a million users

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Just shows how well suited the PS3 is for folding, although it does do different calculations to PCs. Good stuff. :)
     
  3. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Time to get those GPU's going also, can't have the ps3 takeing all the credit. :)
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    they should make a version that also uses the GPU for calculations....
     
  5. Tim S

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    Disappointingly, Nvidia's GPUs don't run Folding@Home. They'd need an ATI GPU for that.
     
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    Where is the 360? Doesn't MS want to cure cancer, as well?
     
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    With the heat problems that 360's have stressing the processor 100% of the time would be borderline stupidity. As is the electricity bills of people who fold proteins :p
     
  8. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    Microsoft hates cancer patients! OH NOES!
     
  9. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    or nvidia doing drivers to enable it.....
     
  10. exceededgoku

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    Why is it bad that a server processor is beating desktop processors??
    360 should use the GPU I imagine it would be better than the cell in terms of complexity...
     
  11. AcidJiles

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    btw how do i join the bit tech folding group? atm i fold but am not affiliated
     
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    If the average Joe on the PC side of F@H had an 8 core cpu this would be different. Another problem is that the PS3 F@H is really simple to use compared to the multi-core client of PC F@H.

    And if they ever get F@H running on the 8800 series, the PS3 will be way behind.
     
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  14. Rebourne

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    I just got a PS3 for watching movies, I like the idea that it's capable of doing that when I'm not using it. They should start making other appliances that can as well, like toasters and stuff.
     
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