I found something interesting in the latest firmware update to my PS3. Sony has teamed up with Stanford University to create a way for PS3’s all over the work to put the Cell processor inside the game machine to good work with the Folding@home Distributed Computing Project. The goal of this project is to research protein folding and misfolding to gain an understanding of how these are related to diseases include (but are not limited to) Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many forms of cancer. The program kicks off this Sunday night when Sony is asking gamers to leave on their PS3’s to help a good cause and it will be interesting to see home many gamers log-in to help.
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