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Message 1185657 - Posted: 16 Jan 2012, 11:28:29 UTC

Anyone have any more news on this? There are a lot of PS3's out there and they have quite a bit of grunt for crunching, would be good to see a client developed for them.

I did read some time ago that Sony shipped some PS3's with a client for Folding@Home but having a look on my console I can't see this option.

Anyone have any insights or info?

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Message 1185670 - Posted: 16 Jan 2012, 12:06:32 UTC - in response to Message 1185657.

Sony has updated the firmware and removed the option of running Linux on the PS3,

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Message 1185696 - Posted: 16 Jan 2012, 14:54:53 UTC - in response to Message 1185670.

Sony has updated the firmware and removed the option of running Linux on the PS3,

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Message 1186124 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012, 9:33:11 UTC - in response to Message 1185696.

Thanks for the update Claggy.

Is this the end of it? Sure we have a whizzy C++ programmer out there (or whatever language PS3 software is written in nowadays) ??

If you can go online with a game, surely the same should be possible for BOINC?

There must be other options?

Does anyone know why Sony removed the Folding@home software from the PS3? I didn't ever see this on my unit, but other people have said it was there.

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Message 1186127 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012, 9:58:07 UTC - in response to Message 1186124.

Thanks for the update Claggy.

Is this the end of it? Sure we have a whizzy C++ programmer out there (or whatever language PS3 software is written in nowadays) ??

If you can go online with a game, surely the same should be possible for BOINC?

There must be other options?

Does anyone know why Sony removed the Folding@home software from the PS3? I didn't ever see this on my unit, but other people have said it was there.

Ian.
From the Playstation 3 System Software page:

Main features in system software update version 3.21

Settings

The [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features have been deleted.

Other
• The playback quality of some PlayStation® format software that is downloaded (as a purchase or for free) from PlayStation®Store has been improved.

• A security patch was added to address security vulnerabilities that may occur when playing MP4 format video files.


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Message 1186200 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012, 17:06:12 UTC

the folding at home client is still there .. its in the life with PlayStation section

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