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Leave your PS3 on for a good cause this Sunday night!

Folding@Home

While the PS3 won't bring about world peace or solve world hunger, there's a good chance that it can help cure cancer. But your PS3 can't to it without you. With firmware update 1.6 just around the corner, it's time to do your part for humanity. This week marks the first ever Sunday Night Foldathon in support of Stanford's cancer research efforts.

"The S.N.F event is simple. On Sunday Night (March. 25th 2007) everyone who wants to participate in the S.N.F event simply turn there PS3 on and start the folding program, could be anytime you want or when you goto bed, you may let the program run as long as you want but would be great if it could atleast last till 7am Monday morning, its all up to you since anything helps. This is to see how much help we (the playstation community) can be for this program and to show them that the feature is being widely used and maybe saving lives in the process."

Let's use the comments section as a virtual "pledge card." Let everyone know that your committed to leaving your PS3 on Sunday night in support of this great initiative and to help make the world a better place. Truly, this is a time for fanboys to unite!

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21. Im in.

Posted at 12:45AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by sean

22. I'll be folding from my PS3, Core Duo PeeCee and my Quad Core 2 duo Mac Pro.

If you would like to sign up for a team, our favorite sister site, Engadget.com, has a folding team.
http://www.engadget.com/2005/10/26/join-the-engadget-folding-home-team/

Posted at 12:47AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Otsego

23. I thought it would work even when your ps3 is in standby mode? Guess not =(.

Posted at 12:57AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Charl3z523

24. mine is always on as well, like above though I thought this ran on standby? that's what the article that the 1st thread about FOLD said, didn't it?

Posted at 1:01AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by vizunary

25. There should be an online leader board of who has had their PS3 folding for the longest

The people who do the most folding each week/month/year/etc should win PlayStation Store $$$

Posted at 1:08AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by sam-evans

26. when did things here in Houston ever get cold kman79?

and i'll probably leave mine on from 3am sunday till when ever i wake up from being out all night. I've been doing the [email protected] thing on PC for almost a year now might as well do it on a faster CPU

Posted at 2:02AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Kxpuc

27. I'll be checking it out Sunday night.

Posted at 2:13AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Joey_Numbers

28. i am also 'in'.

Posted at 2:33AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by justin

29. I will! I have cystic fibrosis myself. Hope they find a breakthrough soon!

Posted at 3:12AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Dustin

30. Count me in as well.

Posted at 3:28AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Alex

31. i am in!

Posted at 4:22AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by mugennosora

32. I wanna join! I wanna join!!

Posted at 4:30AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by DUCKyy

33. Great idea. And for a wonderful cause. Count me in!

Posted at 4:48AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Keith...

34. 1.6 is out now. And guys, make sure at least one work unit has completed and been uploaded to Stanford. Completing one work unit could take anywhere from 4 to 24 hours or possibly even more. The current WU my PS3 is processing (p3128) will be completed in about 9 hours. Also, after you download and install the [email protected] client, enter the client and press triangle to change your username (and team number if you're on a team.)

Posted at 5:19AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by brewin

35. I have my client up now. Is there a team to join?

Posted at 6:17AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by ck

36. Yes indeed i will

Posted at 6:43AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by Phil

37. i'll probably leave it on till monday night since i wont be home to turn it off... meh playing GoW2 again will have to wait.

Posted at 7:09AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by #21

38. Well, I downloaded it, I'm folding now... Not terribly exciting! Looks cool... Not much is really explained on changing visuals, etc., so I pressed every button I could...

'Select' switches between the globe view w/data, globe view with percentage, and 3D ball-and-stem view

The analog sticks control rotation and zoom

I'd love to think the glowing dots around the globe represent PS3s crunching numbers... But maybe they're just cities? Watching the video from theguy in Japan on Kotaku, who downloaded and had it running very early yesterday (likely one of the earliest people running it) the guy seemed to be the only dot on Japan... But maybe it was only the glare and the simulated 'daytime' over Japan.

Posted at 7:13AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by ill trooper

39. Well, I downloaded it, I'm folding now... Not terribly exciting! Looks cool... Not much is really explained on changing visuals, etc., so I pressed every button I could...

'Select' switches between the globe view w/data, globe view with percentage, and 3D ball-and-stem view

The analog sticks control rotation and zoom

I'd love to think the glowing dots around the globe represent PS3s crunching numbers... But maybe they're just cities? Watching the video from theguy in Japan on Kotaku, who downloaded and had it running very early yesterday (likely one of the earliest people running it) the guy seemed to be the only dot on Japan... But maybe it was only the glare and the simulated 'daytime' over Japan.

Posted at 7:14AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by ill trooper

40. Count me in, definately!

Posted at 7:32AM on Mar 22nd 2007 by nofanboy

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