I’d like to be the first one to congratulate Folding@home users for being recognized by Guinness World Records as the most powerful distributed computing network in the world! The record was set on September 19, 2007 when F@h surpassed a petaflop.
For those of you who have been following the stats and have read my previous blog posts, which explain all about petaflop computing, this might not come as a big surprise. However, to get this sort of recognition does put things in a perspective.
Professor Pande, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home project lead, said it best:
“To have Folding@home recognized by Guinness World Records as the most powerful distributed computing network ever is a reflection of the extraordinary worldwide participation by gamers and consumers around the world and for that we are very grateful. Without them we would not be able to make the advancements we have made in our studies of several different diseases. But it is clear that none of this would be even remotely possible without the power of PS3, it has increased our research capabilities by leaps and bounds.”
More F@h news: thanks to the guys at Stanford University, the web pages have been updated to a new look, you can check that out by going to any of the information pages under the main menu of the program. For example, Folding news is now updated on a daily basis.
In team wars: DL.TV is fighting to get into the top 20 teams, and surpassed team engadget (which is now at the 24th place). SCEA team is at the respectable place of 126, so as you can see it’s a close race.
Click here for more details on this prestigious milestone.
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