Why the Playstation 3 owns the PC in F@H
Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 18:36

Ars Technica

John Stokes

The numbers are in, and the Playstation 3 is tearing up the Folding@Home charts like Michael Jackson on the 1983 Top 40. Check out the latest numbers, and you'll see what I'm talking about:

OS TypeCurrent TFLOPS*Active CPUsTotal CPUs
Windows1541623341629354
Mac OS X/PowerPC7892095593
Mac OS X/Intel1030687728
Linux4325492216436
GPU467742284
PLAYSTATION®34943105041044
Total7542316381992439

 

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31,000 PS3s are pushing over three times the TFLOPS of 163,000 Windows boxes, a feat that has many wondering about the hows and whys of the new console's apparent F@H dominance. Let's take a closer look at the phenomenon, starting with the numbers above.

We can begin to get a handle on what's happening by organizing the main contestants by their TFLOPS/CPU ratio. In other words, this metric will give us the average number of TFLOPS per active CPU, which yields a quick-and-dirty view of which systems are bringing the most per-processor power to the project.

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