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    Playstation Universe Folding@Home Team {#54376}

    At the end of October 2012, Sony will be removing Life with PlayStation and Folding@home from the PS3 with a software update. You will still be able to participate on your computer, however. Please see the article at the link below for more information.

    Source: The Verge

    PlayStation Universe Folding@Home Team Homepage!


    Statistics {22 October 2012}:
    Team Rank: 169 of 216,303
    Team Points: 131 Million
    Team WUs: 441,248


    What is Folding@home (F@H)?
    F@H is a distributed computing project. It uses your computer/PS3 to simulate the way proteins fold. Many diseases (like Alzheimer's) are caused by proteins folding incorrectly. This project tries to learn more about the way proteins fold, which hopefully might lead to a cure of these diseases.

    The simulations are so complex, originally only supercomputers did them. But as computers became more mainstream, Stanford decided to divide the workload amongst millions of regular people running regular computers. They figured that millions of [weaker] computers doing a fraction of the work would equal a few supercomputers.

    Where does the team come into this?
    Individuals are rewarded points for work unit (a partial simulation) he or she completes. A team essentially just a bunch of individuals put together.

    For more information on F@H, and the impact it is having, please click ONE, TWO, and THREE. For some video clips of the F@H application in action on the PS3, please click ONE and TWO.
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    F@H UPDATE {9-18-08} - F@H now runs alongside Life with PlayStation:
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    Last edited by Lionel Hutz; 10-22-2012 at 14:26.

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    sign me up. this folding stuff is pretty interesting.


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    if ur team is with the ps3forum, id be on it for sure. folding@home is one of the best thing u can do when ur not using ur ps3.

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    im in for it dude sign me up



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    EDIT - I just created the team guys. Please read the first post for the revised information on how to join it.
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    This is for a great cause, sign me up please !

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    im in, sign me up =)

    I have always wanted to participate in something like this.

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    Awesome...sign me up as well!!!

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    Nice work Lionel - I'm in too! +Rep

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    Sign me up. Folding stuff is great!

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    all you have to do is put that team number in the settings...and we'll be apart of the team. Theres no need to sign up, you could even put your pc on that team

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    Thanks Lionel! I appreciate you setting up the PS3 Forums team! As soon as I download the firmware update next week and get Folding@Home on my PS3, I'll be sure to enter the team # and start contributing.

    Folding@Home is a great project and I'm really looking forward to contributing!

    Hopefully everyone joins in this forum and our team can start moving up the ranks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LexusIS350 View Post
    all you have to do is put that team number in the settings...and we'll be apart of the team. Theres no need to sign up, you could even put your pc on that team
    Yeah, I got my PC on the team. Unfortunately, it hasn't updated yet. Does anyone know how long it takes until they put you on the team? I'm guessing that it's until you finish a unit - my personal page says no active processors, so I assume that when my individual is updated, so will the team one. Has anyone else tried to join yet?

    EDIT: LexusIS350, did you want in?
    EDIT #2 - I see your post below, thanks!
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    I'm in. Good job +rep (25 rule)
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    I joined...I'm sure it takes a while for the servers to refresh minuscule data such as users etc.

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    I will do it. I already have it on my computer and one more can't hurt


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    yay

    THis seams cool. you can sign me up

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    Count me in. I'm not folding on the computer, but I will with the PS3 once the update is out.

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    lol, unfortunately, my PC's are with another team, but it doesnt mean that I wont switch over when things get started.

    also... ahaah, we're gonna need a lot of ps3 users to sign up for this to have our ranking move up, cause look at the officials, thats a lot of bandwidth that some teams have output.

    hopefully, ps3 can spit info out faster, so we have more tasks and give us an advantage

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    I'll be joining the team as well as soon as the update is available!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLLuSionS View Post
    lol, unfortunately, my PC's are with another team, but it doesnt mean that I wont switch over when things get started.

    also... ahaah, we're gonna need a lot of ps3 users to sign up for this to have our ranking move up, cause look at the officials, thats a lot of bandwidth that some teams have output.

    hopefully, ps3 can spit info out faster, so we have more tasks and give us an advantage

    Are you kidding me? I have a pretty sick custom built rig (intel 975x Mobo/ Intel Core 2 Duo 6700/ 2gb Corsair DDR2 1000/ ATi X1950), and from what I've seen the PS3 punishes my PC in computational prowess (maybe the PPU is about the same in general purpose stuff like burning cd's and scanning for viruses). The Cell is approximately 80x faster than the new Intel Woodcrest (Core 2 Xeon) in number crunching, which is Intel's creme de la creme server chip...thats pretty ****ing sick, How bout them apples, huh Intel and AMD?


    But I guess a fair comparison would require Intel and AMD to make a more specialised 8 core processor, because 2 and 4 general purpose cores can't crunch numbers like the Cell. I am gonna go out on the limb and say that 1 PS3 can fold comparably to 2-3 top end PC's w/out breaking a sweat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LexusIS350 View Post
    Are you kidding me? I have a pretty sick custom built rig (intel 975x Mobo/ Intel Core 2 Duo 6700/ 2gb Corsair DDR21000/ ATi X1950), and from what I've seen the PS3 punishes my PC in computational prowess (maybe the PPU is about the same in general purpose stuff like burning cd's and scanning for viruses). The Cell is approximately 80x faster than the new Intel Woodcrest (Core 2 Xeon) in number crunching, which is Intel's creme de la creme server chip...thats pretty ****ing sick, How bout them apples, huh Intel and AMD?


    But I guess a fair comparison would require Intel and AMD to make a more specialised 8 core processor, because 2 and 4 general purpose cores can't crunch numbers like the Cell.
    I put my PC together, but it's not that great. I don't play games on it though so it's pretty good for what I use it for:

    2.8GHz Pentium 4
    2.5 GB Kingston DDR SDRAM
    250GB SATA HDD
    2 DVD Combo Drives
    1 DVD-16x dual layer writer
    Audigy 2 Soundblaster sound card (with Sony 4.1 DD Surround on my computer)
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    But perhaps the best is coming: Verizon FiOS Internet and TV

    I can fold a unit it oh, a very long time - used to be a part of the Google team. I can only imagine what I can do with the PS2 if my comp. put out an average number of units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LexusIS350 View Post
    Are you kidding me? I have a pretty sick custom built rig (intel 975x Mobo/ Intel Core 2 Duo 6700/ 2gb Corsair DDR2 1000/ ATi X1950), and from what I've seen the PS3 punishes my PC in computational prowess (maybe the PPU is about the same in general purpose stuff like burning cd's and scanning for viruses). The Cell is approximately 80x faster than the new Intel Woodcrest (Core 2 Xeon) in number crunching, which is Intel's creme de la creme server chip...thats pretty ****ing sick, How bout them apples, huh Intel and AMD?


    But I guess a fair comparison would require Intel and AMD to make a more specialised 8 core processor, because 2 and 4 general purpose cores can't crunch numbers like the Cell. I am gonna go out on the limb and say that 1 PS3 can fold comparably to 2-3 top end PC's
    I have folding@home on my pc atm and i have put the team on there but it won't do much. My computer is just about outdated with only 126mb RAM


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    even with my pc the animations are all slow, and the work unit counter barely moves...if you check out the PS3, its like my PC x5.



    I put my PC together, but it's not that great. I don't play games on it though so it's pretty good for what I use it for:

    2.8GHz Pentium 4
    2.5 GB Kingston DDR SDRAM
    250GB SATA HDD
    2 DVD Combo Drives
    1 DVD-16x dual layer writer
    Audigy 2 Soundblaster sound card (with Sony 4.1 DD Surround on my computer)
    Dual Monitors: Dell 22" LCD Widescreen Monitor and a Samsung 17" LCD monitor
    Compro TV Tuner Card
    nVidia GeForce 7600 GS
    MS Optical Desktop Elite
    Windows Vista Ultimate

    But perhaps the best is coming: Verizon FiOS Internet and TV

    I can fold a unit it oh, a very long time - used to be a part of the Google team. I can only imagine what I can do with the PS2 if my comp. put out an average number of units
    as long as it gives you internet access, and you can write papers, thats all that matters. I do a lot of graphic design work, as well as gaming so I need a beefy rig, and a huge monitor.


    Quote Originally Posted by Zoibie View Post
    I have folding@home on my pc atm and i have put the team on there but it won't do much. My computer is just about outdated with only 126mb RAM
    Thats why this folding@home thing was designed to be a collaborative effort. As one single PC you won't do much, but group millions of them together and you can get a lot more done.

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    I believe the PS3 is supposed to be about 30x as powerful as the average computer for processing units.

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