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Update will also make changes to the trophies section

Sony announced that it would tomorrow launch a new system software update (Version 4.30) for the PlayStation 3 that will include many changes to the Trophies section on the PS3.

One of the changes that gamers who own a PS3, and a PlayStation Vita portable console appreciate is that you now get the ability to view trophies earned playing Vita games on the PS3. Sony has also announced that the new system update will end all services available through the “Life with PlayStation” application.

Existing users who have the “Life with PlayStation” application will see their services ended in November. Along with terminating the “Life with PlayStation” application also comes an end to Sony's participation in Stanford University's Folding@home initiative. Folding@home was a project that allowed participants to donate unused processing time on the PS3 to the University project studying protein folding, misfolding, and certain other diseases such as cancer.

Folding@home came to the PS3 in 2007 and more than 15 million users choice participated in the program to date. There were just a million PS3 users Folding@home back in February of 2008.
Sony says the PS3 users donated more than 100 million computational hours to the project and greatly contributed to disease research.

Vijay Pande, lead researcher at Stanford University for Folding@home said, "The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs.”


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Current PS3 folding numbers
By DanNeely on 10/22/2012 10:55:38 AM , Rating: 2
Is anything available on how many PS3's are still folding, and what fraction of the work they're doing? I'm curious how much of a hit the project will take from this?

RE: Current PS3 folding numbers
By SuckRaven on 10/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: Current PS3 folding numbers
By MaulBall789 on 10/22/2012 3:58:10 PM , Rating: 1
I would say not much. I bought Gran Turismo 5 (which is now a 2 year old title) for my dust collecting PS3 on a whim the other day because I had a free weekend and it took over 8 hours on my wideband internet connection to download and install the 18 updates it absolutely had to have before I could even get to the intro. Just a bit frustrating. Didn't leave me with the warmest of fuzzy feelings for Sony or Polyphony Digital.

RE: Current PS3 folding numbers
By trisct on 10/22/2012 3:53:08 PM , Rating: 2

Still has PS3 but it is at the bottom of the list.

RE: Current PS3 folding numbers
By Ringold on 10/22/2012 6:16:07 PM , Rating: 2
But by bottom of the list, you also mean "absolutely crushes all other non-GPU categories" despite the Windows CPU category being 10x as large.

Looks like they'll lose about 18% of their rated x86 tflops.

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