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[email protected] project sets Guinness World Record

It’s a small thing, but Sony got some good news today related to its troubled PlayStation 3 video game console. In fact, the system helped set a new Guinness World Record.

The record was set by Stanford University’s [email protected] project, a distributed computing system utilizing PS3s among other computers, to help scientists study the effects of a process called “protein folding” on a series of serious diseases.

Well, Guinness has apparently certified the project as the world’s most powerful distributed computing system. According to a release from Sony, [email protected] topped 1 petaflop last month, meaning that it surpassed a thousand trillion floating point operations per second. By comparison, the well-known [email protected] project has topped out, according to Wikipedia, at around 265 teraflops, or 265 trillion floating point operations a second.

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[email protected], PS3, PlayStation 3, Sony, Guinness Book

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