View Poll Results: Do you still use Folding@Home on your PS3?

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    Will the Playstation 4/Orbis still have Folding@Home?

    I know it is way too early to tell, and we probably won't know anything at all until Sony officially announces the system, but just curious to how many people still use Folding@Home and what are your thoughts about it returning in the PS4/Orbis? I personally hope that it makes a come back with more options from the @home project where we can choose to do Seti@home or something different as well.

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    Well $@#%! I just realized they ended support last year on this and I guess my Folding app on my PS3 has just been sitting there idles for a few months now! Guess I am have been leaving it on for nothing!

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    Folding on the PS is a thing of the past. With PS4, I think it will remain just that...in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Folding on the PS is a thing of the past. With PS4, I think it will remain just that...in the past.
    Yeah, judging from the stuff I have been reading you are probably right! Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!

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    Yeah it's a shame coz a lot of people did it. But you can still do so on your PC!


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    Doubtful they will do anything like that in the future. Folding@Home was another way they could show off the Cell processor that sony was invested in, which is now defunct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyClaw View Post
    Well $@#%! I just realized they ended support last year on this and I guess my Folding app on my PS3 has just been sitting there idles for a few months now! Guess I am have been leaving it on for nothing!
    I was just about to point that out lol :P so yeah no support.


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    What on earth is Folding@Home?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaw3d Genius View Post
    What on earth is Folding@Home?!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home

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

    -=[ PSN ID: Tha_MonkeyClaw ]=-

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    I love the 1 vote for still using it lol

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    nope no point to it at all, just like HOME which sucked eggs big time
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    I hope they do. I folded every almost every single night when it was working and managed to rack up quite a lot of units.

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    no more folding thats old lol

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    If Folding@Home is on the PS4 we will purchase it immediately just for that. If not, we will likely hold off. We kept our PS3 turned on 24/7 except when we were using it for games, movies, or PlayStation Home, and we advanced into the top 15 in our group.

    I like to think of Folding@Home as “How to make a direct contribution to medical science without really trying,” so I hope it will continue on the PS4.

    We are still folding using our PCs, but it takes a matter of days to complete a single work unit as opposed to eight hours on the PS3.

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    Dunno why they dropped this on PS3 they shouldve just left it, but since they dropped it on PS3 I doubt it'll be there for PS4 at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Dunno why they dropped this on PS3 they shouldve just left it, but since they dropped it on PS3 I doubt it'll be there for PS4 at all.
    The lead at Stanford hinted that they may enter into a new collaboration with Sony using the PS4. Time will tell.

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    They shouldve at least kept the Life with PlayStation part of it though.

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    No, the ps4 will NOT have it, the cell processor is gone.

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    There is the possibility of doing similar things with Ps4 since they do have the option of using the GPU to achieve these things. For instance currently I run two projects simultaneously on my PC, PrimeGrid on my CPU and Seti@Home on my GPU at least with this setup I can maximise my PC's potential power output. A similar thing can be done on Ps4 if they see an advantage.

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