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post #31 of 49
Damn I never knew folding was available on ps3 before this. I always thought they did these sorts of things through Linus distros in OtherOS. I just started now though my PS3 is unreliable since the power supply started shutting it down after a while. At least there's PC but seriously who doesn't like free folding? They should have pushed this out more since I never knew about it.
post #32 of 49
No reason to remove this. Really. I won't be buying their next console. As of now, I've been using it as a Netflix and Blu-Ray player+F@H. Now they've taken another feature away. My main reason for buying the damned thing was because it done other OS. At the rate they're going, by the time they retire the thing it won't do anything but turn on and make that annoying startup sound.
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It was a great way for tons of PS3 owners to contribute to F@H! Sorry to hear Sony is discontinuing this.

Ill agree it sucks. Ill also argue that the points awarded to the PS3 are actually not directly indicative of the capabilities as the SMP bonuses are a different ball game.

But one thing the original PS3's probably did was cause more cancer than they could cure. At a nice 200 watt idle I don't think they were doing the environment much good. These days an original PS3 versus a nice little i5 rig the i5 uses much less power at full tilt than the original PS3's did idling. I never liked the idea of letting my old PS3 go 6 hours of sucking juice plus getting awarded a nice 250 points for the power bill and environmental impact.
Edited by RainMotorsports - 10/23/12 at 1:38am
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The fact that they are removing functionality is what concerns me about future Sony products. I haven't really cared much for their products since they killed Lik-Sang though.
 
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post #35 of 49
Did everyone here miss this little part near the bottom? "Considering the contribution PS3 has made to the project, we decided to retire it as a result of discussions with Stanford University." Maybe the guys at Stanford realize there is not much benefit from the server side processing these WU's require. Don't just assume it is all Sony who gave it the ax.
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post #36 of 49
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The fact that they are removing functionality is what concerns me about future Sony products. I haven't really cared much for their products since they killed Lik-Sang though.

Le sigh.
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Did everyone here miss this little part near the bottom? "Considering the contribution PS3 has made to the project, we decided to retire it as a result of discussions with Stanford University." Maybe the guys at Stanford realize there is not much benefit from the server side processing these WU's require. Don't just assume it is all Sony who gave it the ax.

This is what I mean. People are so set on putting companies on a stake lately.
People directly comparing this to something like the Linux debacle is ridiculous.

Clearly, after all these years of having F@H on the PS3 to begin with, Stanford has decided to drop support. Why would Sony be the first to say,"No more Stanford! We're cutting you out of the PS3. We don't want you here, bug off."

The PS3 is nearly done with its life span, and ~now~ Sony is deciding to drop support for a completely functional software that has had no issues in the last ~5 years? It doesn't make sense for Sony to even care.

It would for Stanford if they got what they needed from the program, would like to move on, stop using whatever hardware they've been using to host any of the PS3 folding information, and actually do something with all the stuff they've collected all these years. It's research, it wasn't going to last forever.
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Clearly, after all these years of having F@H on the PS3 to begin with, Stanford has decided to drop support. Why would Sony be the first to say,"No more Stanford! We're cutting you out of the PS3. We don't want you here, bug off."
The PS3 is nearly done with its life span, and ~now~ Sony is deciding to drop support for a completely functional software that has had no issues in the last ~5 years? It doesn't make sense for Sony to even care.
It would for Stanford if they got what they needed from the program, would like to move on, stop using whatever hardware they've been using to host any of the PS3 folding information, and actually do something with all the stuff they've collected all these years. It's research, it wasn't going to last forever.

They aren't only discontinuing F@H, but they are also discontinuing the Life with Playstation application which was a neat (if gimmicky) world-wide news aggregation application on the PS3. So maybe your are right, and lets say you are, maybe Stanford has decided that it no longer requires the computational power of the PS3s to run protein simulations (though I find that a dubious assertion considering the program is still running strong on the PC), but lets say they don't. Why in the world then would they decide to cut out the Life with Playstation application when it isn't necessary to do so. I might be the minority, but I enjoy waking up in the morning, turning on my PS3, and checking out what is going on all over the globe. As someone who has owned a PS3 since launch day I am a little irked that over time I have seen the features of the system I purchased with my hard earned money diminish over time.

Sony has now decided to drop support for a completely functional piece of software that has had no issues in the last 5 years (Life with Playstation). It makes no sense.

Edit: Trimmed quote.
post #38 of 49
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Did everyone here miss this little part near the bottom? "Considering the contribution PS3 has made to the project, we decided to retire it as a result of discussions with Stanford University." Maybe the guys at Stanford realize there is not much benefit from the server side processing these WU's require. Don't just assume it is all Sony who gave it the ax.

I certainly didn't miss it. Your assumption seems more wild then mine. Just because sony and standford had a discussion doens't mean it was standfords decision. If it was standfords decision to cut ps3 F@H support. I'm a 99.99% certian sony would give us the fine details on this. They would come out with some statement a long the lines of, "standford and F@H no longer needs the support of the playstation 3" But instead they just release this vague statement saying that they are cutting support for F@H, with no real reason as to why.
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I am never buying another don't console again. I'm sick of them taking away features, even if I don't use them. It's MY console.

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