Folding on the PS3

Subject: General Tech | March 27, 2007 - 11:44 AM |
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Drop by hardCOREware for a look at the power consumption of a PS3 while it's running Folding@Home, and also get an idea how fast the Cell processor can fold.  The PS3 makes up 65% of Folding@Home's current TFLOPS, but only 13% of active folders are PS3s.  So go buy a PS3, skip out on the games and just use it to fold with PC Perspective's own Folding Frogs!

"If you were wondering how much power the best household protein folder consumes under full load, we found out! The PS3 uses

about 200W while folding, which is no more than its peak during gameplay. Considering how much better the PS3 folds than a

PC using even more power, the PS3 is looking like by far the best choice for hardcore folders."

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