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Well folding on a PC is pretty well known these days !. However when we see members with there little folding icons and ranks we cant distinguish who folds with a PC or a Playstation 3. Out of pure interest I would like to know how many members of OCN actually use there Playstation 3 to fold for Team 37726 ( Overclock.net ). If you fold for OCN with a PS3 make a post and let me know.

Its well known that because of Playstation 3's Cell CPU its a great folding tool to have.

For more info on Playstation 3 Folding and how much it can benefit Folding&Home Please look here : http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-PS3.html .

If you have a Playstation 3 and a broadband internet connection and would like to contribute to Team 37726 ( Overclock.net ) then please take a moment to look here : http://folding.stanford.edu/FAQ-PS3.html ( Same link as above )

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BASICS

How do I get a copy of Folding@home for the PS3?
If you have PS3 system version 1.6 or later, you will see a Folding@Home icon in the Network column of the XMB (PS3 menu). Just click on the icon and that's it. If you don't have 1.6 or later, please perform a system upgrade.

Which keys do what?
Press square to see what the other controls do.

How long will it take to complete the work unit (WU)?
We have set PS3 WU's to take approximately 8 hours to complete. The logic behind this was to ensure that the PS3 could be run only over night and still yield a useful result. We will likely decrease this time in the future to try to make it easier for PS3 donors to only briefly run their machines, but still make useful contributions.

How long do I have to complete it?
Note that Work Units "expire" after a certain amount of time. This means that after a certain amount of time, if the WU has not been returned, we assume it's not coming back and our server moves on from there. This is necessary due to the fact that future work units depend on old ones and so we need to eventually give the work to someone else to get it completed. The times to complete a WU for the PS3 is short (8 hours), so the deadline time is also correspondingly short (2 days).

What is the power consumption of the PS3 running the FAH client? Is it safe to run the PS3 24X7?
We expect the PS3 to use about 200W while running Folding@Home. We have several PS3's running in our lab, running Folding@Home 24/7 and have had good results so far.

What type of calculations the PS3 client is capable of running?
The PS3 right now runs what are called implicit solvation calculations, including some simple ones (sigmodal dependent dielectric) and some more sophisticated ones (AGBNP, a type of Generalized Born method from Prof. Ron Levy's group at Rutgers). In this respect, the PS3 client is much like our GPU client. However, the PS3 client is more flexible, in that it can also run explicit solvent calculations as well, although not at the same speed increase relative to PC's. We are working to increase the speed of explicit solvent on the PS3 and would then run these calculations on the PS3 as well. In a nutshell, the PS3 takes the middle ground between GPU's (extreme speed, but at limited types of WU's) and CPU's (less speed, but more flexibility in types of WU's).
For more info please consult the link above !

As metioned above you need to be running firmware 1.6 or above to fold with you Playstation 3, Please check here for current firmware upgrades : http://uk.playstation.com/help-suppo...ail/item65498/


For various methods on how to perform a firmware upgrade please check below :

PC: http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Ne...html#update_PC
Update using disk media : http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Ne...date_discmedia
Updating using your PS3 console ( Broadband connection required ) : http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Ne...#update_system


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If you are a newcomer and wish to fold with your Playstation 3 check above in this post for information .

Fold for the cure !

For a list of users who Fold on there PS3 for OCN please look here : http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ders-list.html
post #2 of 27
good info. i would rep u but then.. lols.
ps3 folders ftw!~
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Cheers mate. I think PS3 folding would really help OCnet climb up the ladder personally .
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I posted on the other thread, but folding 24/7 on my PS3: foding name is Operator_1
    
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Nice..Well I was going to list names here also but there was already a thread on it so couldnt lol. Well done for folding on the PS3 though.
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I'm up to 11 WUs in just a few days. The PS3 is a beast. It's completing WU's FASTER than my x1900s too.
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I'm up to 11 WUs in just a few days. The PS3 is a beast. It's completing WU's FASTER than my x1900s too.
Nice matey...Im up to 10 I think now.
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bump for any PS3 owners out there .
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im just starting to fold with mine
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im just starting to fold with mine
Great im glad to hear it mate. I hope your folding for Team 37726
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