i wish more would go into rosetta@home instead of folding@home. Rosetta does what everyone thinks folding does (protein structure prediction).
Could you elaborate? It'd be interesting if you could contrast the differences of those two quickly.
BTW just a minor correction of the OP, the mdgrape-3 in Japan is claimed to have reached 1 PetaFLOPS back in 2006. That supercomputer is much more noteworthy and a better comparison as neither distributed computing projects (BOINC, F@h both broke the PetaFLOPS barrier) nor mdgrape-3 can run linpack, so they are not considered supercomputers in the classical sense i.e. general purpose supercomputers.
So if we consider F@h a kind of supercomputer we have to admit there are three other "systems" that have achieved over 1 PetaFLOPS (BOINC, mdgrape-3, roadrunner).
Edited by kismet, 19 August 2008 - 12:27 PM.