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[email protected], not possible on Xbox 360?

The father of the PS3 [email protected] project, Vijay Pande, publicly shared his opinions on the processing power of the Xbox 360, as compared to the Playstation 3. In an interview with Pro-G, Mr. Pande advised that the Xbox 360's triple core processor might be able to withstand the requirements of the project, but the Playstation 3's hardware is, "much more powerful." Mr. Vande goes on to state that the PS3's architecture allows computations of "up to 20 times faster" than that of a standard computer. Playing with power, indeed.

So far, the [email protected] project has produced spectacular results in the short time since its inception. Mr. Pande noted, "Thanks to [the] PS3, we have performed simulations in the first few weeks that would normally take us more than a year to calculate. We are now gearing up for new simulations that will continue our current studies of Alzheimer's and other diseases."

Hats off to you, PS3 participants!

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1. Hey admins... you guys should have a counter on the ps3fanboy [email protected] stats.. i think the team is up past rank 400 (39x range).

Posted at 6:35PM on May 3rd 2007 by humpty

2. even if it could, I would recommend most xbox owners to NOT participate.

I mean, how safe is it really to leave your xbox on at full speed and being unattended to?

seriously, do you want to come home and discover your house is burnt down?

Posted at 6:36PM on May 3rd 2007 by kingofwale

3. Not possible? Hell, you can fold on an old 486 if you'd like, so I don't see how the 360's CPU would be unable to run the program. To headline is more than a little misleading here.

However, I don't doubt that the PS3's performance would be quite a bit ahead of the 360's for this program. Many already-existing Folding teams have gotten quite a boost since the [email protected] client was released for the PS3, and I personally know of at least two people who use their machine exclusively for this purpose.

Posted at 6:43PM on May 3rd 2007 by Strike Man

4. I meant to say "The headline".

(I can't seem to type correctly today)

Posted at 6:44PM on May 3rd 2007 by Strike Man

5. Is it just me, or have we seen some PS3 lovin' lately from several different places? Sure, a lot of it has flambait written all over it, but still, feel the love!

Posted at 6:52PM on May 3rd 2007 by mccomber

6. You could run [email protected] on a DS or a PSP as well. But amongst consoles the PS3 is the best for this program.

CANT WAIT UNTIL GTA:IV and MERCS:2(sandbox games rock)

Posted at 6:59PM on May 3rd 2007 by massive_98

7. Wow if only every game was 100% mathematically based.... err they arnt the PS3 is a games console isnt it?

Posted at 7:05PM on May 3rd 2007 by mike

8. Oh, Mikey-

Don't you know much of 3D game programming is all about the math? Tranforms, collision detection, kinematics, physical simulation, etc. The power of the PS3 when used to do these basic functions over faster, over larger data sets is going to blow you away in a year's time. I've included a link for your edification.


Posted at 8:08PM on May 3rd 2007 by StarBird

9. Tis a shame it hasn't translated into a a larger install base, and better looking games then the 360. Oh well, at least my PS3 can fold at home for the Universities.

Posted at 8:17PM on May 3rd 2007 by WebMaster

10. "I mean, how safe is it really to leave your xbox on at full speed and being unattended to?"

Holy shit, I must be some crazy SOB. I do that all the time and It never does anything. lol Honestly, even if my 360 could do [email protected], I wouldn't have the time to do it. I am always playing my 360, even right now. weeeeeeeee....

Posted at 8:22PM on May 3rd 2007 by Killer

11. >. I am always playing my 360, even right now. weeeeeeeee....

That's a lie, everybody knows Xbox Live is the only console (even portable ones) without a webbroswer. ;)

Posted at 8:30PM on May 3rd 2007 by kingofwale

12. I have 10 pcs, guess which one I'm on? Exactly one of them. lol I hope to keep it that way. No webbrower on my 360, don't want mine getting all windows thank you very much. I don't want to hit A everytime a pop ad or something comes up. If my 360 doesn't have Norton then I'm not going anywhere on a webbrowers either.

Posted at 8:37PM on May 3rd 2007 by Killer

13. I spelled Webbrowser wrong twice..How Stupid of me. Wooops

Posted at 8:38PM on May 3rd 2007 by Killer

14. Wow. This guy had to be paid off. There is no doubt. You can run [email protected] an any processor (it's the network architecture I would be more worried about). This was either damned ignorant...or paid off.

Posted at 8:52PM on May 3rd 2007 by Edge of Blade

15. I don't think I'd want my console running when I'm not there, regardless if it's a PS3 or Xbox360. That just wastes my electricity. They're never gonna find a cure for anything really deadly anyway, so what's the point? The world is overpopulated anyway. I guess what I'm saying is: long live the Xbox360.

Posted at 10:00PM on May 3rd 2007 by makes.no.sense

16. Your mean. If you were dying of a deadly disease wouldn't you want to know people are trying to help?

but this brings up a dilemma.

Save the earth or Save a life.

Posted at 10:27PM on May 3rd 2007 by massive_98

17. LOL!! No home for me?? rats!! oh well, lemmie get back to these new maps... I have a REAL home and a REAL life. My gametime is too limited to look at walls and trophies...lol speaking of trophies, how many are available now?? 4??? LOL!!

Posted at 10:44PM on May 3rd 2007 by hunchbak

18. Lemmie stop hating... enjoy your HOME... I'll enjoy your GAMES.


Posted at 10:46PM on May 3rd 2007 by REP96st

19. "If you were dying of a deadly disease wouldn't you want to know people are trying to help?"

No. There are plenty of faith-based initiatives already in place for that very purpose, and luckily none of them use technology or science, both of which are highly overrated. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go to an EBGames and steal an Xbox360... but I'll settle for a PS3... if I have to. Pray I don't get shot the eff up.

Posted at 10:48PM on May 3rd 2007 by makes.no.sense

20. Just because it keeps coming up, here is some information on the amount of impact a ps3 running home 24/7 for one year has, as well as other common sources of pollution for comparison. All numbers pulled from various sources on the web, and computed by carboncounter.org for Colorado.

Ps3 using an average of 200 kwh of electricity a month. Metric tons of carbon produced = 2.04 annually.
Average midsize car = 4.39
Midsize truck/suv = 5.27
Average electrical usage in a home = 9.15
Flying from LA to NY once = 1.82

And for grins...
Average fast-food restaurant = 183.51, just from electrical usage

Posted at 11:08PM on May 3rd 2007 by mccomber

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