Video games to cure cancer.
Video games to cure cancer. Playstation 3 users can soon donate
their processing power to scientific research. Sony and Stanford
University's Folding@home project have created an application that
breaks huge processing tasks into smaller units, also known as
distributed computing, thereby allowing Playstation 3 owners to donate
extra processing power to scientists studying protein folding. This
study will lead to possible discoveries in the treatment of diseases
such as cancer, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. The program also
works on home computers and only runs when the unit is on and is idle.
Playstation 3 owners will be able to download the program for free. For
more information on how the application works, visit