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Re: bring back folding at home

Nov 6, 2012

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bring back folding at home.


Talk to the University that was running it.  They are the ones that had it discontinued.

 

 

 

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bring back folding at home.


I agree. Sony should bring back. "Life With Playstation". If you log into "Life With Playstation" now, you will get an update that kills "Life With Playstation". But the XMB still has the "Life With Playstation" icon as a sad reminder of what we used to have.

 

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The University didn't end support.  SONY decided to stop the application support.

 

Directly from Folding@home's site: 

 

Since 2007, Sony Computer Entertainment has offered an environment for distributed computing through Folding@Home application. With the termination of the services available through the Life with PlayStation(R) application, our support towards Folding@Home has concluded on November 6th, 2012.  Sony Computer Entertainment appreciates your support

 

Personally I'm **bleep** off at SONY.  I've purchased 6 ps3 exclusivly for folding with and was planning on expanding by another 6 systems.   I want to know why they decided to stop supporting the application, and WHY they didnt feel the need to let us consumers know about their decision to stop the life with playstation application.

 

 

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The University didn't end support.  SONY decided to stop the application support.

 

Directly from Folding@home's site: 

 

Since 2007, Sony Computer Entertainment has offered an environment for distributed computing through Folding@Home application. With the termination of the services available through the Life with PlayStation(R) application, our support towards Folding@Home has concluded on November 6th, 2012.  Sony Computer Entertainment appreciates your support

 

Personally I'm **bleep** off at SONY.  I've purchased 6 ps3 exclusivly for folding with and was planning on expanding by another 6 systems.   I want to know why they decided to stop supporting the application, and WHY they didnt feel the need to let us consumers know about their decision to stop the life with playstation application.

 

 


Directly from the PlayStation blog.

 

"Considering the contribution PS3 has made to the project, we decided to retire it as a result of discussions with Stanford University."

 

Stanford wanted out.

 

Don't blame Sony.

 

 

 

 

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Proteins become more complex over time.

From what I read, The reason the PS3 had 8 hour Work Units is because the comparatively tiny proteins that are being simulated. Over time, all the "easy" proteins were used up and now Stanford is now focusing all folding to GPUs. GPUs have a lot more RAM and folding power to fold all those larger proteins.

Folding Cores are retired over time as the project progresses as the returns diminish or coding improves to reasonably retire a redundant core. The GPU1 Core (for some AMD and ATI graphics cards), the AMBER and Quantum MD Cores were retired and no longer supported.



TL;DR: Want to fold? Get a GPU to fold them. GPUs can fold more complex proteins than the PS3 could.

Sources:
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-PS3
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-ATI2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-AMBER
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-QMD
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Nov 6, 2012

Well that's up to Standford to bring it back, not Sony. But really, with passing time this was going to happen because eventually the processing they require is not enough anymore. Just be happen that you could have done such a thing in the first place. Cheer up though! It might return in the next PlayStation.

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you do know that you still Fold using their PC program right?..... its not specific to PS3.....

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Nov 7, 2012

zpqmalr wrote:

bring back folding at home.


look a magic trick

 

click here to Fold@home

 

ta da!



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It is awfully strange that a 20MB+ download is needed to shut down F@H, and called an "update". I think Sony could have just pruned off F@H, and still kept the other channels in Life with PlayStation...
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