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If you've ever wanted to help out with a scientific research project but lack the PhD credentials, there's now a much simpler way: all you need is a decent Android device and a new app called BOINC. Similar to projects such as Folding@Home for laptops and desktops, the app harnesses your mobile de

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Sure, it's all well and good to play around with the Folding@Home client on toys like the PS3, but if you're really serious about out-nerding the rest of the pack, you need big-boy hardware, like this 51-card NVIDIA-based rig built by nitteo of the overclock.net forums. That's 51 8800-series GPUs o

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It's not often we get to boast about 100,000,000 anything but now, thanks to many of you, we can happily announce that Engadget's Folding@home team has crossed the 100,000,000 point mark, a number likely only rivaled by our combined Xbox Live Achievement Points. Of course, there's plenty more F

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Finally getting the street cred that its creators have so long desired, the multi-platform, distributed computing network known as Folding@Home is to be recognized by Guinness World Records. According to the group, the network is now the most powerful distributed computing cluster in the world. The

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In an achievement that is heavily weighted towards the addition of a PS3 client to the project, Folding@Home has busted through the Petaflop mark, producing a distributed supercomputer capable of above and beyond a thousand trillion flops. Currently the client stats show 1.194 Petaflops of activity,

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It's been a few months since the PS3's Folding@Home client received an upgrade, and thanks to heaps of complaints suggestions, the developers have finally conjured up another refresh. This go 'round, users will notice a \"totally revised rendering engine for the molecules and a more sophisticated di

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NVIDIA's been dancing around the general-purpose processor market for a while now -- we've heard reports that the company is developing an x86 chip, and it bought PortalPlayer last year for $357 million. Well, at this year's Microprocessor Forum the company took another small step by announcing that

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There's no question that the PS3 version of the Folding@home project has been an unbridled technological success, not to mention a public relations boost for Sony. Folding@home on the PS3 has more than doubled the overall computational power of the distributed supercomputer in terms of raw Teraflops

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So it's one thing getting people to contribute their spare processor cycles to a noble cause like Folding@Home, but it would be quite another convincing gamers to leave their PS3s on at night so that large companies -- like the ones that they perceive screw them over on a regular basis -- can solve

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Unfortunately this last week didn't exactly bring a tidal wave of interesting new gadget news, but the launch of the Apple TV and the news of the next Xbox 360 will just have to suffice. Peter also recounts his experience getting a BlackBerry massage in New York -- not to be missed! Get the podcas

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We fired up Folding@home on our PS3 today to see just how much damage that Cell processor could do to one of them work units. The app is a separate download from that of today's 1.6 firmware, thought the update did land the Folding@home icon inside the \"Network\" section of the PS3 XMB menu without

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We caught a sneak peak of this last year, but Sony and Stanford have officially announced their Folding@Home client for the PS3. (As you may or may not know, Folding@Home is a distributed computing project run by Stanford, which uses spare computer cycles in a massively parallelized computing envir

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While some ATI graphics cards are already doing double duty crunching data for the Folding@home project, they could soon have some competition for the gigaflop crown, with Custom PC reporting that the mighty G80 GPU at the core of NVIDIA\"s new top-end GeForce 8800 graphics card is also capable of fo

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Apparently the insane amount of gigaflops that your modern-day graphics card can churn out is nothing short of a phenomenon, as Folding@home's forefather Vijay Pande has tailored a new piece of software to harness to raw processing power of GPUs. Pande claimed that even the latest dual-core CPUs can

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There's no denying it, even though the PlayStation 3 may be the most late, most expensive, and most, um, well ventilated of this this generation's consoles, Sony's also going out of their way to make the device appear as versatile as possible. So hell, if your machine is going to burn energy when n

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