||Aug 21, 2007 02:23 PM
To get the new version, simply launch the [email protected]
client on your PS3 and follow the on-screen prompts to update. It appears that this new version is gradually rolling out around the world, so it may take some time for it to show up in your area (it is not yet available from the PS3 in [ExtremeTech's] lab).
If you're doing that protein folding thing with the Playstation 3 [email protected] client, keep your eye out for an update from Version 1.1 to 1.2. According to Sony's Japanese Playstation site, Version 1.2 adds the following features:
* Support for Remote Play for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable)
[email protected]™ can now be remotely operated through the Remote Play feature of your PS3™ system. When you use this feature, the [email protected]™ help screen will be specific to your PSP™ system's controls. Use this screen if you need help in navigating [email protected]™ from your PSP™ system.
* Visibility of Donor Locations on the Globe
The markers indicating PS3™ system donor locations on the globe have been improved to differentiate between daytime and nighttime areas.
* Support for Additional Protein Simulations
Additional computation cores are now supported. This allows [email protected]™ for PS3™ to support a wider range of protein-folding simulations.
* Advanced Participation Mode
An advanced participation mode has been added to [email protected]™ for PS3™. This mode allows Stanford to send simulations of varying computational lengths to users of [email protected]™ for PS3™.
Because the simulations in this mode can take significantly longer, Advanced Mode is only recommended for contributors who run [email protected]™ for PS3™ for at least eight (8) hours per day.
* Screensaver Mode
A screensaver mode can now be activated via the Settings menu. After no controller input has been detected for three (3) minutes, the screen will go blank except for a logo that periodically moves to avoid screen burn-in. Any controller input will exit the screensaver mode. This feature allows your PS3™ system to consume slightly less power and to increase performance of protein-folding simulations.
* Link to Project Description
A link has been added to the Information menu that allows you to quickly obtain additional information about the specific research project that you're currently contributing to.
* Protein Visualization Enhancements
All visualization modes have been enhanced with improved shading, highlighting, and focus effects.
In addition, four new visualization modes have been added:
* Tapioca—Displays the protein as a smooth surface with improved
shading and depth. (Tapioca replaces the "ISO Surface" visualization that was available in earlier versions.)
* Caviar—Displays the protein as a smooth surface with defined edges.
* Licorice—Displays only the protein's bonds.
* Backbone—Emphasizes specific sections of the protein that are of the most scientific interest to researchers.
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