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PS3 Unfolds a petaflop in service to mankind!
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 20 September 2007 10:05
PS3s boost Folding@home to a petaflop
Claims to advance medical research by 10 years
By INQUIRER newsdesk: Thursday 20 September 2007, 14:07

SONY ANNOUNCED today that PS3 gamers lending spare Cell processor CPU cycles to the Folding@home project have boosted it past the petaflop mark.

The Folding@home project is a distributed network of volunteer computer users who donate their idle CPU cycles to perform complex protein folding calculations. It's run by Stanford University and, according to its boffins, Folding@home works in support of cutting edge medical research aimed at gaining better understandings of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and some forms of cancer...More     Comments in the forums.

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