Monday, April 30, 2007

[email protected], PS3 and Energy Consumption

PS3 owners can run a [email protected] client on the game console.  (As on March 23rd, PS3s were contributing 338 teraflops.)

According to the PS3 frequently asked questions page, the power consumption of the PS3 running the [email protected] client, is 200 Watts. 

This is the main reason that I don't run these clients, even though I would love to participate.  We are trying to reduce our energy consumption, so I wouldn't want to leave a 200 watt device running all of the time.

I do wonder how efficient the PS3 (flops/watt) is compared to other types of hardware.

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