Stupid Question: Folding on game consoles?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by zelmo, May 27, 2005.

  1. zelmo macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    I have an Xbox and a PS2, both on my home network, neither is modded in any way. Is there a way to use either of these puppies to Fold while I am not gaming? With new consoles around the corner (well, in the next year or so), I am less concerned about running the current ones into the ground. It'd be cool if they could at least be put to some use.
     
  2. redeye be macrumors 65816

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  3. zelmo thread starter macrumors 603

    zelmo

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    I guess I should have searched first, but it didn't occur to me that anyone else would have proposed something this otw. :eek:

    Maybe when I actually get my backwards compatible Xbox 360 and PS3, I'll be more willing to throw caution to the wind and give this a go. For now, I'll leave it for braver folk than I.
     
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    It doesn't even really look that great. You have to purchase an entire kit (hd, kb, mouse, DVD,...) just to run linux on there :(
     
  5. zelmo thread starter macrumors 603

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    A good point. By the time PS3 is out, it might even be cheaper (at least not much more expensive) to just buy a G5 mini ;) and set it to Fold 24/7. Just hate to think of that h/w sitting in my closet doing nothing...
     
  6. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Someone needs to convince a game developer to port the code over as a game disk.

    Rather than spend $200 on the HD linux kit you could spend ~$40 on the disk and a memory card, and just pop it in and fold.
     
  7. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    That is a great idea.
     
  8. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    IF you modded, that you can run linux on it, then it's very easy to put folding on it. I will try to convince a friend of mine who mods Xbox's and try it on his, if he wants to. He is a bit carefull with folding, I explained it to him a couple of times, but he doesn't get it. :(
     

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