PS3 doubles Folding@home capacity - FierceGameBiz

PS3 doubles Folding@home capacity - FierceGameBiz: "The impact of Sony PlayStation 3 owners participating in Stanford University's Folding@home project has been noticeable--the program's capacity has doubled due to PS3 owners contributing their consoles' Cell processors to the program. Folding@home aims to utilize civilian processing power to assist in the analysis of protein folding, which could aid in curing diseases. 'Thanks to PS3, we have performed simulations in the first few weeks that would normally take us more than a year to calculate,' said associate professor of chemistry and Folding@home program lead Vijay Pande. 'We are now gearing up for new simulations that will continue our current studies of Alzheimer's and other diseases.'"