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 Post subject: Ps3 for folding
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:40 am 
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I noticed that the PS3 could fold.... I just thought that it was interesting and Id share it on here.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:54 am 
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Not real sure where to start with this but I'll give it a try.

The PS3 has been folding for quit some time now. Mine and several other
team members PS3's have been running the folding@home client for
about 5 months now. Mine has already returned 500 work units so far.

If you have one, would highly recommend adding it to your folding farm.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:21 am 
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DreadedOne509 wrote:
Mine has already returned 500 work units so far.
Wow! Mine just turned in it's 300th on Saturday. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:03 am 
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Yea, I about shit myself when I saw how many wu's it has finished already.
Didn't pay much attention to it, then while shutting it down for the move noticed the number. WU's aren't worth much, but man can they kick them out.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:26 pm 
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thats 60 (or more) a month! Holy cow!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:33 pm 
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60 or more a month,wow.. but what kind of points are you getting for those 60 WU's ??????????


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:46 pm 
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Mine range from 240pts to 380pts, mostly close to 300pts per WU. Also, its more like 100 WU or more per month.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:11 pm 
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No way..... my computer pumps out (on average) 15 to 20 a month, depending on the size of a WU.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:23 pm 
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The 287 pointers are done 3 per day, the other ones I get about 2.5 per day.
The PS3 is left running 24/7 and is rarely used to play games or movies. 99.999% of the time it just sits there folding.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:25 pm 
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Dwood15 wrote:
No way..... my computer pumps out (on average) 15 to 20 a month, depending on the size of a WU.

The PS3 Software and WUs were designed for the form factor and sized to get several done per day since many folks are likely to stop folding to play games.

According to VJ the smp client is the most productive for the science it produces and many have shown produces the most points.
All is right in the world of folding, until you let a monkey get to close to the cookie jar.
The GPU and PS3 clients are specialized in what they do.
Everything that runs on any client serves a purpose.

You pick your hardware and your folding client and start making a difference however you choose.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:32 pm 
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thanks. I also found out that with a *nix mod, you could do F@H with Gamecube.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:33 pm 
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Phyzicistblue wrote:
Mine range from 240pts to 380pts, mostly close to 300pts per WU. Also, its more like 100 WU or more per month.

Wow,,thats some decent points there. I did not know what the PS3 was making points wise. Thank you for the info.. That really sounds good.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:34 pm 
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gsmitheman wrote:
many folks are likely to stop folding to play games.


Or let it fold 24/7. At least until you can afford the games. Or there are any good games. Or the thing burns down your house. Whichever comes first.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:35 pm 
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tiredoldman wrote:
Phyzicistblue wrote:
Mine range from 240pts to 380pts, mostly close to 300pts per WU. Also, its more like 100 WU or more per month.

Wow,,thats some decent points there. I did not know what the PS3 was making points wise. Thank you for the info.. That really sounds good.


You can count on about 850 ppd on the PS3. But to be honest, the money you spend on a PS3, you can get a rock-solid quad-core system producing about
2,500 ppd. If you already have one, or are going to get one to game, they can't be beat. But I wouldn't recommend buying one just to fold.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:04 pm 
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DreadedOne509 wrote:
tiredoldman wrote:
Phyzicistblue wrote:
Mine range from 240pts to 380pts, mostly close to 300pts per WU. Also, its more like 100 WU or more per month.

Wow,,thats some decent points there. I did not know what the PS3 was making points wise. Thank you for the info.. That really sounds good.


You can count on about 850 ppd on the PS3. But to be honest, the money you spend on a PS3, you can get a rock-solid quad-core system producing about
2,500 ppd. If you already have one, or are going to get one to game, they can't be beat. But I wouldn't recommend buying one just to fold.

I agree there Dreaded, I have my 3 C2Duo and a Pent duo and of course my quad.
I just never knew what the PS3 was doing points wise and was very glad that Phyzicistblue answered my question for me.
Now I know. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:10 pm 
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My kids were all hyped up about the PS3 for gaming, the fact that
they released a folding client for it was the sole reason I got one.
So for me it was just another dedicated folder, for them it was a cool
gaming platform. Since they've gotten an XBox 360 the PS3 does
nothing but fold, which is good in my book.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:41 pm 
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Dwood15 wrote:
thanks. I also found out that with a *nix mod, you could do F@H with Gamecube.

Yeah for a whopping 10 PPD :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:01 pm 
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Yeah I had 603 WUs under my belt on my original PS3. Just 2 days ago it bit the dust in a major way. Graphics tear, locking up, you get the just of it.

Sony says its still under warranty for complete replacement though. Lucky me, I guess when I get it back Ill fold it also and the new one I bought to replace that one is already on the fold since last night.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:03 pm 
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I got my PS3 for numerous reasons:

    Folding@Home? Check.

    PS1/PS2/PS3 games? Check.

    Blu-Ray/DVD player? Check.

    Photos/music/video player? Check.


Now, my PS3 is Folding 99% of the time, but still, it's nice to have all those options. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:50 am 
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okay. i posted a question in a thread above, and if you could pls help me with that, I would be very happy.


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