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Stanford distributed computing project uses PS3s

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:13 pm
by stix
Mon, 03/26/2007 - 8:58pm.

"Over the weekend, a video game system became the heart of the most powerful supercomputer on earth. As I write this, Playstation 3 game consoles all over the world are working together to power through 493 trillion calculations per second in a group effort to find cures for Alzheimer's, Huntington's Disease, Mad Cow Disease, and several forms of cancer. To put that into perspective, IBM’s Blue Gene, considered to be the fastest unclassified supercomputer, reportedly maxes out at 367 trillion calculations per second. And the Playstation 3 cluster is still growing."

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:48 am
by Ian
That's pretty cool. It's good to see all those idle PS3's being put to use.