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Is it possible to set up my PS3 in a way, so that it can utilize its own thing to fold for OCN? I was thinking maybe using linux would work, but then if there's another way to link it w/o installing linux, it would be pretty cool to contribute with my ps3 as well

any ideas?
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You don't need Linux. Under the Network group go all the way to the bottom and you'll see FaH. Hit the X button and you'll download the PS3 client update. Then you just run it from there. When it's up and running you can hit the triangle button and go to Identity to change your donor name (by default it's set to PS3) and you can change your team (37726). You can do other things like having FaH start after your PS3 has been idle for 10, 20, or 30 mins.
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Yes, like above said you can get download it from the network icon and fold. it would be great if they made an SMP that worked on the PS3 though
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Also each PS3 work unit is worth 125 points and they take roughly 3 hours to complete so you could earn up to 1000 points a day. It's a quick and painless way to contribute and earn some points.
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post #5 of 22
Just check out my folding stats for the last month and you'll see a pretty accurate picture of what to expect from almost 24/7 PS3 folding. The work unit points are different most of the time and it usually balances out to about 875-900 ppd.
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Also each PS3 work unit is worth 125 points and they take roughly 3 hours to complete so you could earn up to 1000 points a day. It's a quick and painless way to contribute and earn some points.
You should have your PS3 folding the advanced work units.

You get more points.
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you can't choose which WUs you get throught he PS3 folding client. i wonder if anyone has tried to smp on linux on the ps3.
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you can't choose which WUs you get throught he PS3 folding client. i wonder if anyone has tried to smp on linux on the ps3.
Yes. You can decide if you want it in advanced mode. In advanced mode you get the bigger WUs worth more points.
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oh really? i did not know that, i'll check that out tonight.
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post #10 of 22
I'm surprised more people haven't just bought the 40gig ps3 for folding instead of trying to build these $400 boxes to do it. The PS3 will crush a $400 pc in terms of folding.
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