PS3 Grid Enters Record Books

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Here is another great reason to tell your significant other why you need a PS3 this Christmas.

Guinness World Records has recognised folding@home (FAH) as the world’s most powerful distributed computing network.

FAH has signed up nearly 700,000 PS3s to examine how the shape of proteins affect diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

The network has more than one petaflop of computing power – the equivalent of 1,000 trillion calculations per second.