P5-133XL wrote:This idea has been mentioned previously. The main reasons given have been that phones, and the like, have a very limited calculation capability. Folding needs its answers quickly, and phones just couldn't compete with PC's.
That being said, it is much more likely in the future with the advent of the NaCl client. It can be easily ported to pNaCl and then compiled for an arm processor. It seems that PG is heading in that direction and the phones are getting more and more powerful so the possibility exists...
They would use an infinitesimal amount of electricity (which is not free) and has been said earlier, would accomplish an infinitesimal amount of FAH's science. Since a NaCl client has been developed, there's always a possibility that the Pande Group will decide to invest in a pNaCl client but (as has already been said) it's not clear if that investment would be the best use of their (limited) development funds.poppakap wrote:But, as I said, I can think of 3 or 4 phones/tablets in my drawers at home that I would leave plugged in, if such an app were available. Maybe not my carry-on cellphone. But these devices are super-cheap, free even.
poppakap wrote:...As a programmer, give me some benchmark code that I can use to compare. It doesn't have to do any actual work units, but perform various calculations in order to simulate the functionality. Let's do the actual comparison to give to Pande.
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