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Message 33609 - Posted: 30 Jun 2010, 19:17:23 UTC

Is there Boinc software for Sony Playstation 3? If yes, where i can get it?






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Message 33610 - Posted: 30 Jun 2010, 20:13:43 UTC - in response to Message 33609.  

An advanced forum search for "PS3" brought up this thread.

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Message 33626 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 18:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 33610.  

Is there boinc version for ps3 without crashing it's operating system? i do not like idea installing linux on ps.
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Message 33627 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 18:43:33 UTC - in response to Message 33626.  

No. The Sony OS is proprietary, meaning they then decide what you can and can't install. They decide you can't install BOINC on it.
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Message 33740 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 15:13:38 UTC - in response to Message 33627.  

I nopt really sure how helpful a PS3 would be anyway. Let's consider an XMB (PS3 OS) app is never made and we are left with Linux on PS3. That means there is just 256MB of Memory to play with. Some projects use alot more than 256MB and we haven't even considered Linux's memory footprint.

Running Boinc on a PS3 is not the best idea, if there was an XMB app then it would be a different story because it could use the RSX chip but it would require BOINC and it's partners to approach Sony Cumputer Entertainment America, and basically ask them if they would mind lending an coding engineer.

This generation of consoles are merely a prototype for what is coming next from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo... it is in the next generation that you will want to see about using BOINC. Those consoles (or machines, because let's be honest, the PS3 is more than a console) will have higher amounts of memory and the PS3 is rumoured to be having a few different processors... each of them more powerful than the Cell so no matter which one, it will be great at crunching.

But BOINC need to make a move on this, not Sony, not Microsoft, not Nintendo. Sony did it for Folding@Home, they may just consider doing it for the projects involved with BOINC.
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Message 33981 - Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 9:10:02 UTC - in response to Message 33740.  

But BOINC need to make a move on this, not Sony, not Microsoft, not Nintendo. Sony did it for Folding@Home, they may just consider doing it for the projects involved with BOINC.

The problem is, that the BOINC developers requested help from Sony to port the BOINC science applications to the PS3, but never got it. If Sony had supported us, BOINC and several projects could ran at the PS3.
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