Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that since PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) took part in Stanford University’s Folding@home™ project on March 22, 2007, the total number of registered users has reached over one million users.
This equates to roughly 3,000 PS3 users registering for Folding@home per day or 2 new registered users every minute worldwide. “Since partnering with SCEI, we have seen our research capabilities increase by leaps and bounds through the continued participation of Folding@home users,” said Vijay Pande, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home project lead. “Now we have over one million PS3 users registered for Folding@home, allowing us to address questions previously considered impossible to tackle computationally, with the goal of finding cures to some of the world’s most life-threatening diseases. We are grateful for the extraordinary worldwide participation by PS3 and PC users around the globe.”