Guinness World Records has recognised folding@home, a project that harnesses the spare processing power of Sony's PlayStation 3 to help understand the cause of diseases, as the world's most powerful distributed computing network. Nearly 700,000 PS3 owners have signed up to examine how the shape of proteins affects diseases such as Alzheimer's. The network has more than one petaflop of computing power - the equivalent of 1,000 trillion calculations per second. "To have folding@home recognized by Guinness World Records as the most powerful distributed computing network ever is a reflection of the extraordinary worldwide participation by gamers and consumers around the world and for that we are very grateful," said Professor Vijay Pande of Stanford University and a leader of the FAH project.
- Intel: XP users causing weak sales in Back Page News
- Backup Everything In Outlook 2007 in Software Discussion & Support
- Windows 10 Technical Preview in Microsoft Beta (Windows 10)
- Forum's signature keeps my old name in Site & Forum Issues
- Win7 Upgrade To Windows 10 TP in Microsoft Beta (Windows 10)
- Meet Chrome Next in Web Browser Discussion & Support
- Windows 10 Preview (How do you like it?) in Microsoft Beta (Windows 10)
- New System is ready in Hardware Hangout
Please enter your reason for reporting this comment.
The following codes can be used in comments.