Jeff Atwood at Coding Horror is not the first, but maybe the most popular blog yet to comment on the recent inroads the Playstation 3 has made into the Folding@Home-world. Although the console has only been released for a few month, it has already contributed 72 percent of the computing power in the entire Folding@Home project. Not to mention that it was only released in all of Europe the day before yesterday. And has not exactly taken the world by storm, either, if you look at the sales figures (the Wii, the PS2 and the Xbox360 are all selling better in the recent months in the US). Still, the PS3 has shown all other contestants where they stand with regards to Folding@Home. Therefore I have asked myself the question: is it time yet to throw away the traditional supercomputers and start again from scratch with Cell?
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