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This may be late, but I couldn't find it in search, too many links:

Check it out, wiki says so:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlaySta...ault_Interface
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Sony has also worked with Stanford University to bring the Folding@home project to the PS3. When downloaded, the program will run when the system is idle.
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post #2 of 12
Official F@H says so too. Link
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Wow, not bad! Now to buy 500 PS3's and create a huge F@H farm.
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How many cores does the PS3 have? I personally wouldn't leave my ps3 on 24/7 unless I bought some watercooling for it, those things get hot!
    
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OMG I might get a PS3 because of this! (and some of the games lol)

Any idea if the PS3 will be better at folding than a $600 PC? (no monitor obviously)

Will this be possible with Xbox360?
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post #6 of 12
I doubt it. I think the PS3 will only be able to fold one instance, while you could go dual core for 600 and fold 2. Not sure. we'll have to see how it performs.
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by StepsAscend View Post
I doubt it. I think the PS3 will only be able to fold one instance, while you could go dual core for 600 and fold 2. Not sure. we'll have to see how it performs.
I think the PS3 version of F@H ill be optimized for the CPU... All the cores...
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post #8 of 12
it'll probably fold well....way better than a 600 buck CPU.

But, it'll get hot....very hot.
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post #9 of 12
This news is about 2 months old. Sorry, but its been on Stanford's FAH page for a while now.

Itll be a good folder, alternatively, you could buy an X1950XT 256MB for $270 and have even more folding power for less. (considering that this purchase would be primarily for folding).
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post #10 of 12
The PS3 cpu has 9 cores, so if you get all of them folding , it will fold alot, but it will also melt!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the F@H will use all the 9 cores, we should all give 1€/1$ to buy a bunch of PS3 to fold overclock.net to the top!!!!!!!!!!!
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