Sony Adds F@H To PS3

Aron Schatz
March 20, 2007

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Sony has updated the PS3 firmware to version 1.60. Is anyone thinking that the PS3 will turn into a PSP-like disaster and be a multimedia device instead of a gaming platform? The new firmware adds support for bluetooth input devices as well.


Additionally, the new PS3 software will support Folding@home, a distributed computing project created by Stanford University in 2000 in order to better understand the process of protein folding and how it correlates to serious diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and various forms of cancer. Research into protein folding, however, requires an enormous amount of computing power. Similar to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence's famed SETI@home project, in which thousands of PC users are donating a slice of their computers' processing time to aid in the hunt for intelligent life in outer space, Folding@home has been relying on contributions from PC users around the world since its inception.


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