System Update 4.30 – when two trophy lists become one and Life ends
The trophy list will undergo a small shake up when System Update Version 4.30 arrives on Tuesday, 23 October.
After the update, PS Vita trophies will be visible alongside PS3 trophies. The list will also be moved to reside under PlayStation Network on the XMB.
System Update Version 4.30 isn’t all cheer though. Life with PlayStation will no longer be available to new users as the partnership with Stanford University has come to an end.
Life with PlayStation is a distributed computing project which uses the collective processing power of connected PS3s to understand protein folding and misfolding and to study the causes of complex diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Since the app launched in 2007, PS3 users have contributed more than 100m computation hours to the Folding@home project.
Vijay Pande, Folding@home research lead at Stanford University, had this to say on the PlayStation Blog:
“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).”
[Source: PlayStation Blog]