PS3, revisited

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Posted by: stak
Posted on: 2007-03-26 10:57:49

So my earlier prediction/random musing about the PS3 and Cell doesn't seem to be as accurate as I had hoped. However, according to recent news, that massive amount of idle computing power is starting to make a difference. I still think it would be awesome to write a generalized framework for distributing tasks over idle PS3s and pay the owners for their computing cycles. Perhaps something for RapidMind to consider (go Waterloo startups! :)).

Posted by Crypto at 2007-04-05 13:12:46
So they turned it into a game almost. Leaving your machine on for "Folding@Home" (the service) gives you some sort of time added to your account (like. a record of how many hours you put into it). And in addition, you can join a team. and that team is ranked against the world.

It's basically a giant leaderboard. But I think once the novelty of that wears off, you're essentially just leaving your system on all the time.
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Posted by stak at 2007-04-05 13:53:20
Yeah, zamir's been running that on the PS3 at home. It's pretty cool :)
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