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    System Software Update (v4.30), Life with PlayStation and Folding@Home to close

    This Wednesday, 24th October, we will be releasing a new system software update for PlayStation 3 (version 4.30). With this update, you will be able to view the Trophies on your PlayStation 3 that you've earned playing PlayStation Vita games. Now you’ll be able to show off your Trophy grand total to all your friends.

    By the beginning of November, 2012, we will terminate the services available through the Life with PlayStation application. In conjunction with the termination, we will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update. This includes the conclusion of our participation with Stanford University’s Folding@home, a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and studying the causes of a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and cancers.



    We’d like to thank the more than 15 million users that have participated in the program since it started on PS3 in 2007. PS3 users have donated in total more than 100 million computation hours to the Folding@home project to date, and as a result, contributed greatly to Stanford University’s Alzheimer’s disease research. Considering the contribution PS3 has made to the project, we decided the termination as a result of discussions with Stanford University.

    Vijay Pande, Folding@home research lead at Stanford University, had this to say about your contributions:
    “The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs.

    “We have had numerous successes in recent years. Specifically, in a paper just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, we report on tests of predictions from earlier Folding@home simulations, and how these predictions have led to a new strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

    “The next steps, now underway at Stanford, are to take this lead compound and help push it towards a viable drug. It’s too early to report on our preliminary results there, but I’m very excited that the directions set out in this paper do appear to be bearing fruit in terms of a viable drug (not just a drug candidate).”
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    You can still support Folding@Home through the home page.
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    Makes no sense to drop LwP.

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    the Trophies section (for some reason) is moving from the games section of the XMB to the PSN section.

    doh doh DOH!

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    I have never used Folding on my PS3. I forgot it was even there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    I have never used Folding on my PS3. I forgot it was even there.
    Same, haven't opened it since 2007.
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    Folding @ home. Used to help understand conditions like Alzheimer's. Forgotten about on PS3.


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    Once we got the games this function pretty much became non-relevent on my ps3. I just hope the trophy system continues to improve.

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    Never used them anyway. Sad for those that enjoyed those features. Oh well, it probably wasn't a big thing anyway. If it was, they would keep them.

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    So now if I want to run Folding@Home, OtherOS, and games I need 3 PS3's.

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    First I've heard of Folding@Home. Seriously.

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    I've used life with Playstation, it was a neat music and world news app. Seems silly to drop it completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Never used them anyway. Sad for those that enjoyed those features. Oh well, it probably wasn't a big thing anyway. If it was, they would keep them.
    Folding@Home was a big thing. But like all things in life, it had to meet its end.


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    Hate that trophies are going to the PSN section, that seems like a needless change :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Hate that trophies are going to the PSN section, that seems like a needless change :/
    Yeah I'm not keen on that either. Seems dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmerich View Post
    Yeah I'm not keen on that either. Seems dumb.
    I agree, but its about time we see PSV games on the list too. Thats awesome.

    As for LwP, I used that app a lot when it came out and did a fair lot of folding. It made me feel like I was doing something meaningful >< Its not a service thats dying you can still do it on your PC, but aside from that LwP's globe view news and weather thing was pretty lacking and boring I felt.
    I'm not too worried its gone as my console is mainly for gaming tbh

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    I wonder if they are going to tell Standford:

    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/PS3Guide

    It's still up. It's pretty crappy that you can't do this any more with the update.

    PSU.com team is pretty poor lol

    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...&teamnum=92887
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    Quote Originally Posted by $Greatness$ View Post
    Folding@Home was a big thing. But like all things in life, it had to meet its end.
    Folding@home IS a big thing. Apparently PS Life and F@H on the PS3 specifically was NOT a big thing that was used widely enough to keep supported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Yeah haha. Well I stopped years ago as my 60GB PS3 was starting to show signs of dying, so leaving it on for longer than I needed it was undesirable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I wonder if they are going to tell Standford:

    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/PS3Guide

    It's still up. It's pretty crappy that you can't do this any more with the update.

    PSU.com team is pretty poor lol

    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...&teamnum=92887
    To the defence of all ex folders this is not the official folding team of the forums.

    Bellow is the right page and we did good for a time. Folding was kind of big around here 4 or so years ago.

    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...&teamnum=54376


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    Yeah its a shame to see the PS3 Folding client go, I haven't used it in a fair few months now, my CPU and GPU make far more points per day now. The team is still going though, a few dedicated soles remain, me included.

    Folding@home is still a great project and can use all the help your willing to give. http://folding.stanford.edu/English/HomePage

    Hopefully we might see a PS4 client in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MjW View Post
    To the defence of all ex folders this is not the official folding team of the forums.

    Bellow is the right page and we did good for a time. Folding was kind of big around here 4 or so years ago.

    http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...&teamnum=54376


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