Written by Gizmo
Tuesday, 27 March 2007 18:36
The numbers are in, and the Playstation 3 is tearing up the Folding@Home charts like Michael Jackson on the 1983 Top 40. Check out the latest numbers, and you'll see what I'm talking about:
|OS Type||Current TFLOPS*||Active CPUs||Total CPUs|
|Mac OS X/PowerPC||7||8920||95593|
|Mac OS X/Intel||10||3068||7728|
Read the full story at Ars Technica :
31,000 PS3s are pushing over three times the TFLOPS of 163,000 Windows boxes, a feat that has many wondering about the hows and whys of the new console's apparent F@H dominance. Let's take a closer look at the phenomenon, starting with the numbers above.
We can begin to get a handle on what's happening by organizing the main contestants by their TFLOPS/CPU ratio. In other words, this metric will give us the average number of TFLOPS per active CPU, which yields a quick-and-dirty view of which systems are bringing the most per-processor power to the project.
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