PS3 System Update 4.30 Removes Folding@home, Fixes Vita Trophy Display
Tomorrow, the PlayStation 3 will receive a system update bringing it to version 4.30. Some of the notable changes include the removal of the Folding@home application and the proper display of PlayStation Vita trophies on your PlayStation 3 XMB.
“The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs. We have had numerous successes in recent years. Specifically, in a paper just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, we report on tests of predictions from earlier Folding@home simulations, and how these predictions have led to a new strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The next steps, now underway at Stanford, are to take this lead compound and help push it towards a viable drug. It’s too early to report on our preliminary results there, but I’m very excited that the directions set out in this paper do appear to be bearing fruit in terms of a viable drug (not just a drug candidate).”
Since it was added in 2007 to the PlayStation 3, Folding@home was used by more than 15 million PS3 users, totaling over 100 million computational hours.
As for Trophy support, Vita trophies will now show up under the PlayStation Network section of the PS3 XMB. This new location for viewing trophies also applies to PS3 games, so now everything is together in one easy to access location.
(via PlayStation Blog