PS3 Update v4.30 Next Tuesday
The PlayStation Blog has confirmed that the PS3 will receive firmware update v4.30 on Tuesday, October 23rd.
The update will bring changes to the viewing of trophies. Finally, PlayStation Vita trophies collected will be viewable from your PS3. Trophy progress and level will also be viewable too.
It was also announced that Folding@Home/Life With PlayStation will be suspended from November 2012. The computing project that used processing power for studying the causes of various diseases has seen over 15 million users since 2007.
Vijay Pande of Stanford University said the following:
“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).”