231w ago - First of all, Happy July 4th to our American viewers! As we all know, Folding At Home on the PS3 is really a beast - it knows how to use the hardware efficiently, making the PS3 one of the top clients in the entire project.
The PS3 Debug / Test version has the included files, sprx's, and the Eboot.bin all decrypted. You can now peel apart the files to see how the Folding@Home client utilizes the power of the PS3.
An interesting note: the configuration file outlines that 6 SPU's are in use, as well as one Raw SPU.
It begs the question, is it 6 SPU's in total, or 6+1 = 7 ?
It becomes much more interesting if its 6+1, beckoning rumors of the 8th "disabled" SPU not being disabled at all, but actually, secretly being used for security, while the 7th SPU, that we all thought was for security, was just a front.
It is a bit of a stretch, but it is something to keep in mind while you dig through the Folding@Home client, looking for goodies.
Since this is an old version, when updating on a Development unit from this file, it gets stuck in an "update loop" essentially, and eventually fails to run, so it's not very useful on the PS3, but in a disassembler is another story!
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So in short, those who fit the bill should not be afraid to follow my advice if they are still having trouble locating the necessary files. You don't need to be in any 'channel' on IRC, just type in your status window /msg CJPC and type your message and then idle there and he will reply when he is around.
the sdk release is a 2 way street, if more people had it, then it may have been possible to move a little further in the process of hacking the ps3. now on the other hand with too many people having the sdk it would end up making it obsolete, since $ony would naturally change there dev process. just a thought, but i could be wrong.
just let me know where to start with the folding@home app