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Folding@Home stops folding for the PlayStation 3, has added over 100 million computation hours to research

Sony retires Folding@Home server on the PS3 as of next month

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 22, 2012 10:30 pm CDT - 0 mins, 34 secs reading time

I still remember when the PlayStation 3 was first teased, dual HDMI outputs, PS2 compatibility, tonnes of USB ports, Folding@Home support and oh so much more - well, one-by-one those features are being taken away.


Sony have taken to their PS3 software update post, announcing that the Folding@Home service would go into retirement next month when the PS3's 4.30 update arrives.

Folding@Home ties into Stanford University's work on protein folding and research into causes of diseases like Alzeihmer's. Until now, it had reached 15 million PS3 owners, which offered the second greatest contribution, only to have Windows machines beat them. PS3 owners have added 100 million computation hours into the research project.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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