Just saw this, and I joined! I know the thread is old but wanted to join anyway!
Just stopping by to drop kudos to your team.
Keep up the great work, team PS3Forums.com!
Team Homelings recently cracked 5,000,000 points.
is it safe to run folding at home on an imac with windows 7 installed. i just picked up a 27" imac with 2.7GHZ i5 and was wondering what kind of ppd i could get and if its safe to run the smp client on an imac for long periods of time?
Hi everyone. A few things to report (none of which is great news). First is that I have finally updated the OP. Within the past year, my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away. Just thinking about this project served as a painful reminder of her death.
Nonetheless, projects like these are the hope that we can solve some of these horrific diseases so it's time that I man-up, so to speak.
Also, Sony has announced that they are removing Life with PlayStation (including Folding@Home) from the PS3 with an update at the end of this month:
This is probably only somewhat a surprise considering how the GPU has vastly outpaced the performance of regular CPU clients and especially the PS3.
In light of this revelation and the fact that this site is no longer PS3Forums, I am changing the team name to the PSU.com F@H Team.
Im sorry to hear about Sonys decision to end the F@H project on PS3. Has been a good run though, available for around 4 years.
The GPU and SMP versions have made the PS3 client a little slow and dawdling in comparison, but Stanford have kept up support for it, and they always try to keep using older clients for as long as they can afterwards, so perhaps not updating is an option.
I hope we can get more members onto the team, after this switch, its a great way to be charitable in a rather nerdy way, which I love. Ill keep going as long as the project as a whole exists.
Still cranking away with my 7 PS3's, just got done rebuilding all of them. Hopefully I will have number 8 up and running soon. Im shooting for 12 folding PS3s for my goal. @Lionel- really sorry to hear about your mom. I lost a really good buddy to throat cancer in 09, and my wife got cancer in 2001, and fought it till 2006 when she beat it thank God. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. =)
By the way, I still have folding on my PS3 after the update. Maybe it's deleted if you don't have it intalled?
Well, apparently Sony has pulled the plug for folding entirly for the ps3, to the point where Standford shut the servers down completely. So, im out of the game now since Sony has shown how much they actually care about things. Right now, im getting ready to sell all my equipment, which is a huge loss to me. Hopefully, I will return in the future with GPU's, but for right now im licking my wounds. Treefrog, enjoy second place, it was good teaming up with you for the cause. God Bless everyone. =)
Ill be in the team till the bitter end of existence.
GPUs and the SMP are the way to go in the future, they crank out so many more WUs and points then the PS3 ever could, it makes some sense to stop using it for folding now.
wow almost a year with no posts.
gonna be doing a bit of folding on imac for a bit to bump up the team ranks a bit. lol
only 3 members in this team still folding. i wish i could do some on my imac but money is tight and cant really afford the energy costs.
Blimey - people still doing this?! I take my hat off to you all.
I'd probably still do it if it was on PS3, Life with PlayStation was a pretty interesting app.