Apparently, the cell processor is good for something other than making Ratchet's tail all furry and stuff. Sony Computer Entertainment has issued a press release informing us that Stanford University's Folding@home program has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most powerful distributed computing network ... because of the PlayStation 3.
More than 670,000 unique PS3 users are said to have registered to the Folding@home network, allowing the network to surpass one petaflop on September 16, 2007. On September 23, 2007, PS3 users have hit that one petaflop mark on their own. While Folding@home is available for use on other platforms, Vijay Pande, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home project lead praises the power of Sony's console.
"None of this would be even remotely possible without the power of the PS3," he says. "It has increased our research capabilities by leaps and bounds."
Congratulations PS3 owners, you're doing some good in the world. Now who's paying your electric bill again?
PLAYSTATION®3 ENABLES FOLDING@HOME™ TO BE RECOGNIZED BY GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ AS WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING NETWORK
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