Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with a Cluster of Eight PlayStation 3s

Somehow I suspect this isn't going to help Sony leapfrog Xbox or Wii

Suffering from its exorbitant price point and a dearth of titles, Sony's PlayStation 3 isn't exactly the most popular gaming platform on the block. But while the console flounders in the commercial space, the PS3 may be finding a new calling in the realm of science and research.

Right now, a cluster of eight interlinked PS3s is busy solving a celestial mystery involving gravitational waves and what happens when a super-massive black hole, about a million times the mass of our own sun, swallows up a star.

Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with a Cluster of Eight PlayStation 3s

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