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Folding on next-gen consoles?

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As title goes, is it looking like the ps4/XB-1 are likely to get a chance to fold at all? I know the ps3 stuff lost its support, does that mean its not likely to happen with these new consoles?

Also, looks like GPU+linux folding now works together?
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As title goes, is it looking like the ps4/XB-1 are likely to get a chance to fold at all? I know the ps3 stuff lost its support, does that mean its not likely to happen with these new consoles?

Also, looks like GPU+linux folding now works together?

 

I would highly doubt it.  With the PS3 support being gone, I can't see the new consoles adding it.  Both consoles are x86 this time around, but not very powerful compared to modern gaming PCs, I mean they are basically beefed up APU rigs from what I've seen.

 

The xbone would probably have a better chance theoretically, as the OS is likely to be a variant of W8, which would make Stanford's work a bit easier on developing a client for it.  Knowing M$ they would probably want to charge Stanford to release the folding app on their OS.

 

It would be nice to see happen, just to spur some interest in people that don't typically fold on their PCs, or don't have PCs.  I haven't read any news on foldingforum to indicate that it is something that is being worked on.

 

Yes, well, sort of, nVidia GPUs can fold in Linux now.  From what I understand, AMD is still lacking proper OpenCL support on their Linux drivers, so no dice on the red camp yet.

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