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November 3, 2007

Faster than fairies..

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Cracked by: sidsen , vaibhav008 , Biki(of course..) , bobo , Tathagata Chatterjee , udupendra , Prithvi , prasanth , 2ndratequizzer , shreyas , VikraM , Keerthi , Varun.M , Gammafunction , iamniks , yaksha , Shakeel and MGS.

Answer: 1. The Protein folding problem illustrated

2. PS3

3. Stanford University’s logo

Connect: Folding at home. Recently, F@H added PS3’s to their computing sources and the Cell processor on the PS3, which has enormous processing power, specially because of its multiple(6 or 7, if i remember) SPUs within a single processor helped F@H distributed computing power to scale the 1petaFlops mark, making it the fastest computing resource on the planet!

(Its faster than SETI , fyi, 2ndratequizzer)

21 Responses to “Faster than fairies..”

  1. sidsen

    folding@home – but thats hardly something new. seti did that so many years ago.

  2. vaibhav008

    Stanford using PS3s for distributed computing for research on Alzheimers.

    1. what happens when alzheimers strikes… brain cells getting mangled?

    2. xbox  360? no, damn, ps3

    3. stanford emblem

  3. Biki

    folding@home using the PS3. Distributed computing project that uses the idle cycles of the PS3 for simulating protein folding …

  4. Biki

    oops …forgot to mention the project is run from stanford medical school …

  5. Folding@Home project.

    1.Human Genome?
    3.Stanford University


    folding@home. PS3, Stanford etc.

  7. Tathagata Chatterjee

    1) Protein Folding
    2) PS 3
    3) Stanford University Logo
    The connect is : Folding@Home project
    Managed by the Pande Group, within Stanford's Chemistry Dept, this project works at a speed of over 1 peta flops ( really faster than fairies!). PS3 Folding@Home client displays 3D model of Protein folding.
    Tathagata Chatterjee

  8. udupendra

    The F@H project using Distributed Computing to simulate complicated protein foldings.

    1. shows protein folding
    2. PS3 has a client that allows gamers to run F@H when they are not playing
    3. Stanford Univ. whose brainchild is this project.

  9. Prithvi

    1. Image of a protein fold.
    2. Playstation 3…  :-P
    3. Stanford junior university
    Connect : folding@home distributed computing project initiated by stanford. The cell processors of PS3 is a part of this grid which collects data from ps users at their home….

  10. prasanth

    1)simulation of protein folding?
    2) The playstation 3
    3) Stanford University

  11. The PS3 was used in the FAH project (headed by Vijay Pande of Stanford) to investigate proteins (those things in fluroscent green up there) in diseases like alzimers etc and made the fastest distributed computing network in the world and got into the G B of W R.

  12. shreyas

    the folding@home project started by the chemistry dept at stanford.

  13. VikraM

    This one is cool…. Stanford University started a project called Folding@Home sometime in 2000. This linked many PCs to perform calculations previously impossible to make molecular simulation easier, especially in the study of protein folding and protein folding disease etc. PS3 uses a Cell Broadband Engine to run high end games, and Stanford is using this (PS3) to achieve speeds of the order of petaflops in its Folding project…. logo belongs to Stanford, PS3 obvious, the first pic is a protein simulation i guess…..

  14. Keerthi

    Fig 1 Shows the folding of a protein
    Fig 2 The PS3 (with the CELL Processor)
    Fig 3 Logo of Stanford University

    Connect: Stanford has a program that performs simulation of  protein folding using distributed computing, a solution named as 'Folding@Home' (FAH) which uses computing power of singular users to perform calculations. Since 2006, The PS3 is also a FAH Client and is used to get performance equivalent of 20 GigaFlop scale per computer.

  15. Varun.M

    1.protein folding 3(obvious)
    3.logo of Stanford University

    the connect:stanford developed a distributed computing project called folding@home(FAH) which uses the computing power of several PC's around the world to collectively perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding(pic 1).the FAH client was developed for the playstation 3 so that its immense compiting power could be used when they
    were on but idle. 

  16. Gammafunction

    1. is protein folding
    3.Stanford university

    The connect being folding@home in which PS3 gamers can contribute to this distributed computing project by just keeping their consoles on

  17. iamniks

    Stanford's folding@home project… more than 250,000 unique PS3 users have registered to the program in just one month. PS3 users are delivering nearly 400 teraflops, representing more than half the computing capacity of the network's 700 teraflops at a single moment…

    Thanks to PS3, they have performed simulations in the first few weeks that would normally take us more than a year to calculate. they are now gearing up for new simulations that will continue our current studies of Alzheimer's and other diseases.

  18. yaksha

    future at home cell processor

  19. Shakeel

    The connect is Stanford University's Folding @ Home project.Folding @ Home is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics.
    Stanford announced in August 2006 that a folding client was available to run on the Sony PlayStation 3. The intent was that gamers would be able to contribute to the project by merely "contributing electricity," leaving their PlayStation 3 consoles running the client while not playing games.

  20. MGS

    Sony worked with Stanford University's Folding@home project to harness the PS3's technology to help study how proteins are formed in the human body and how they sometimes form incorrectly.

  21. MGS

    addendum to the first comment..

    Improperly formed proteins are linked to a number of diseases, including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig's disease, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as mad-cow disease.

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