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Folding@Home, with HDR visualizations!

Future PS3 owners rejoice as Folding@Home will be available for the PS3 console. The Cure@PS3 project puts the PS3’s Cell processor to good use by folding proteins which is somewhat in line of Sony’s overconfidence of the PS3 rendering the PC useless. Folding@Home performance from the Cell processor is expected around 100 gigaflops per PS3 console and top out one petaflop with 10,000 PS3’s.

In addition to the 100 gigaflop protein folding capabilities, Cure@PS3 will have enhanced visualization features. The enhanced visualization capabilities will take advantage of HDR and ISO surface rendering features of the NVIDIA RSX graphics processor. Molecules can also be navigated in real time using the PS3’s motion sensitive controller allowing users to view the proteins from different angles.

With the PS3’s high price pushing away developers, PS3 owners will have something to put all those unused processor cycles to use.

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RE: The last paragraph of the article..
By whymeintrouble on 8/24/2006 8:07:06 AM , Rating: 0
If you have ever had a family member or friend die or afflicted with one of the diseases mentioned, you'd be interested as well. this just means two things for the ps3 1. you can give a little without it costing you an arm and a leg, and 2. the PS3 has potential to do much more than the 360 currently shows.

By DigitalFreak on 8/24/2006 8:36:25 AM , Rating: 1
I agree with point one, but on point 2, STFU.

By Fenixgoon on 8/24/2006 9:42:02 AM , Rating: 2
do you use folding@home on your computer, whmeintrouble?

also, is the 100gigaflops theoretical or actual processing speeds? i mean, we all know the PS3 is supposed to equal something like 140opterons in terms of CPU power (1 teraflop each ;)

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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