Folding-at-home reaches Petaflop mark
Posted by XanTium | 20-9-2007 23:27 EST
The Folding@home distributed computing project of Stanford University has reached the petaflop mark.
Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai noted the PlayStation 3's contribution to the project during his keynote address at the Tokyo Game Show. According to the project, 80 per cent of their computing power is coming from spare processor cycles on PlayStation 3 consoles.
Current statistics on the project's home page show processing capacity at 1P Flops, 804T Flops of which are attributed to the PlayStation 3. A further 163T Flops come from Windows-based computers and 43T Flops from graphics processors.
If you use Folding@Home on your PS3, feel free to join our group 'ps3scene' with ID# 56516.
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