Sony sent over an e-mail about their [email protected] update. If you’re one of the 536,000 users running [email protected] you will be happy to know the screensaver mode takes up slightly less power and boosts protein folding performance. Other neat technical enhancements include Remote Play, which lets users control the application wirelessly with their PSP.
A full list of the new features in version 1.2 can be found past the break.
Support for Remote Play for PSP — Now [email protected] can be remotely operated through PSP utilizing the Remote Play feature of the PS3 system. With this feature, PS3 users are able to view on their PSP the exact same [email protected] information that is viewable on their PS3, complete with the map of the world and the protein that their particular system is simulating.
More Support for Additional Protein Simulations – Additional computation cores are now supported allowing [email protected] for PS3 to support a wider range of protein-folding simulations which further enhances the science needed to be performed to research diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Screensaver Mode — A screensaver mode can now be activated via the Settings menu in the [email protected] application, allowing PS3 users 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 in the [email protected] application allowing users to quickly obtain additional information about the specific research project they are currently contributing to.
Protein Visualization Enhancements — All visualization modes have been enhanced with improved shading, highlighting and focus effects, including: "Tapioca" displays the protein as a smooth surface with improved shading and depth; "Caviar" displays the protein as a smooth surface with defined edges; "Licorice" displays only the protein's bonds and "Backbone" which emphasizes specific sections of the protein that are of the most scientific interest to researchers.
Advanced Participation Mode — Advanced participation mode allows Stanford University to send simulations of varying computational lengths to PS3 users. Because the simulations in this mode can take significantly longer, Advanced Mode is only recommended for contributors who run [email protected] for at least eight hours per day.