Just keep folding: Folding@Home wins Japan’s G-Mark Award

Folding@Home - Image 1Folding@Home is still being recognized for the good work it has done in pursuance of humanity’s greater good. It recently bagged Japan‘s prestigious G-Mark award. See what it’s all about after the jump.

Folding@Home and PS3 - Image 1 

Sony‘s Folding@Home project for the PlayStation 3 just bagged the prestigious Good Design Gold Award for this year. The Good Design Award, otherwise known as the G-Mark, is an award instituted by the Japanese Trade and Industry to recognize outstanding design in industrial and consumer products.

According to the Jury who decided on the win:

Analysis of proteins for the purpose of shedding light on diseases is just one example of solution design for social issues, a stance that indicates the direction that design should take in the future. Motivating the people who will be involved in these studies will be the key to success, but the program functions well as an idea for making participation in this project visible on a global scale.

Folding@Home launched in 2006 and is a distributed computing project undertaken by Stanford University with Sony. Kudos to Sony for nabbing this award.

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Via Good Design Award 2008 Official Site

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