Monday, September 29, 2008

Increase in 'active' PS3 folders pushes Folding@Home past 4 Petaflops!

Sony's recent release of 'Life with Playstation' has played the major factor in Folding@Home passing the 4 Petaflops mark. The new update for the folding application on the PS3 has attracted many more 'active' PS3 folders than in recent months. The last time the PS3 had ~ 60,000 active folders would have been when Metal Gear Solid 4 came out, and since then, the numbers have slowly declined back to an average of ~40,000.

At the time of the 3 Petaflop breakthrough, The GPU guys were the major factor, and it has to be said, they've kept up consistent 'active' folder numbers, and even added ~ 300 Teraflops worth since then.

I personally would like to see 'active' PS3 numbers rise to ~ 100,000 and consistently stay there. Considering there is well over 10 million PS3 systems out there, i'm only asking for just 1%!

Taken from the OS Stats page -

Client statistics by OS

OS Type Current TFLOPS* Active CPUs Total CPUs
Windows 2072172882191266
Mac OS X/PowerPC 67455120622
Mac OS X/Intel 23758064552
Linux 5733374333719
ATI GPU 494449011195
NVIDIA GPU 15181380232137
PLAYSTATION®3 171660867621405
Total 4021344856 3374896

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DB date 2008-09-28 05:00:01

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