Folding@Home Dominated by PS3

Anyone interested in the actual power of the PS3 will be pleased to see how it performs at Folding@Home, introduced in the 1.6 update Folding@Home calculates complex mathematic figures to help scientists around the world. A table showing statistics for Folding@Home users puts the PS3 ahead already, with its 13386 active units producing 328 TFLOPS. That's PS3 machines delivering over 328 trillion floating point operations per second

In comparison, there are 158943 active Windows machines that are currently outputting 151 TFLOPS. Less than half the power outputted by the PS3s.

Is anyone on Neowin using Folding@Home on the PS3? How many cycles have you gone past?

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Putting the CELL processor to good use (this is more a complaint about the games than the hardware, half of my CPU does nothing when I play games)

Overall, I think this is cool. Folding@Home is a good thing, so I applaud all of those involved in it. Everyone here knows the PS3 can play games, so just give it a rest. Can't it be cool for an expensive piece of entertainment hardware to do something else besides it's main purpose? I think it can and is.

agreed. i used folding@home on my ps3 last night while i was sleeping and am planning to do that two or three times a week. for those trying to find more ways to bash sony because of this, grow up and get a heart.

Nightz said,
agreed. i used folding@home on my ps3 last night while i was sleeping and am planning to do that two or three times a week. for those trying to find more ways to bash sony because of this, grow up and get a heart. :rolleyes:

Atleast some people on here don't just think about themselves :)
I'm contributing to this project as well on my ps3. Atleast I can say i'm helping cure cancer somewhat

What a weird comparison... isn't it easier to compare PS3 directly vs various PC cpus? and maybe a few none PC as well...

In comparison, there are 158943 active Windows machines that are currently outputting 151 TFLOPS. Less than half the power outputted by the PS3s.

that's a bad comparison, most people are using their older pc ( < 1.5.ghz ) to do folding, not usually their "main" pcs, so no wonder the TFLOPS is lower

Folding happens in the background. It's not something that goes on all the time, so many people do use high-end machines.

Ten times as many PCs are still producing half the processing power of the PS3s. That's still a great statistic for the PS3's power, and more than anything, shows that by contributing to the project, Sony have dramatically increased the pace of the project.

No matter which side of the fence you're sitting on, this is a good thing.

Vegetunks said,
LOL no, the PS3 inst a Game Console, it's the new Cell powered George forman grill! silly people

Now it even has a mouse: