Folding@Home reaches Petaflop processing power levels

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In an achievement that is heavily weighted towards the addition of a PS3 client to the project, Folding@Home has busted through the Petaflop mark, producing a distributed supercomputer capable of above and beyond a thousand trillion flops. Currently the client stats show 1.194 Petaflops of activity, 0.93 of which is due to the PlayStation 3’s contribution. Of course, Sony will likely be preparing a press release as we speak, and they’ve every right to. What we’ve got to ask is where are Microsoft and Nintendo in this equation? Sounds to us like the only specifications needed are an internet connection and a CPU, which — last time we checked — the Wii and 360 both have.


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