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Old 2015-12-15, 11:09   #2
VictordeHolland
 
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"Victor de Hollander"
Aug 2011
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There was a time Playstations could be used for Folding@home (folding proteins to understand some diseases).

The hardware of a PS4 is nothing special compared to computers:
(A/C)PU 8x jaguar (AMD) based CPU cores @1.6GHz
GPU: 1152 GNC cores (customised 7870/7850)
8GB GDDR5
TMSC 28nm process

But it only costs 300 euros.
A quadcore CPU with AVX and a reasonable GPU will be miles ahead of it.
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