[ExI] Life @ Playstation

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at canonizer.com
Sun Nov 4 14:10:10 UTC 2012

I'm not experienced with PS-3s, but I was thinking of getting one some 
day, mostly just to drive my TV.  So I'd definitely love to have the 
system running things like folding at home, since I wouldn't be using it 
for games and such.
Doesn't the PS-3 run on Linux, i.e. you could still install and run 
anything you want?
Or is everything under Sony's control and locked down these days?
If so, how hard is it to jail break the system?

If you can't even run things like folding at home, that significantly 
decreases my motivation to get one.


On 11/3/2012 9:07 PM, Tomasz Rola wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Nov 2012, Stefano Vaj wrote:
>> Veeeeeeeeeeeeery disappointing.
>> http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/21/ps3-system-software-update-v4-30/
>> And one cannot really find information over the Net as to "why".
> My very wild guess, PS3 is no longer significant for this kind of task.
> Based on some wikipedia reading:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folding@home
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_with_PlayStation
> An "old new" version of F at H for PS could deliver about (1500000 GFlops /
> 52000 users) ~= 29 GFlops per one PS3. Five years ago, this was
> significant. Today this is not so impressive, when compared to new CPUs,
> or even old ones (green is for GFlops):
> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-8150-zambezi-bulldozer-990fx,3043-14.html
> I would expect even better performance from GPUs. Given that they have a
> deadline for every workunit, a slower cpu is going to decrease
> performance of the whole project.
> As I say, just a guess.
> Regards,
> Tomasz Rola
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