Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 3 console is a part of Guinness World Records, it has been recognized as the world’s most powerful distributed computing network. This is the outcome of Stanford University’s Folding@home project.
The record was made on 16 September 2007 as Folding@home surpassed one petaflop, a computing milestone that had never been reached before by a distributed computing network. More than 670,000 unique PS3 users are currently registered to the Folding@home network, bringing the overall computing power of the programme to more than a petaflop.
“To have Folding@home recognised by Guinness World Records is a reflection of the extraordinary participation by gamers and consumers around the world, and for that we are very grateful,” said Vijay Pande, associate professor of chemistry at Stanford and Folding@home project lead.
As reported on vnunet, PS3 joined the initiative on 15 March 2007 since when more than 670,000 unique PS3 users have registered to the Folding@home network, bringing the overall computing power of the programme to more than a petaflop.
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