Scientists using PS3 to model black holes, drug molecules

Researchers are cannibalising the Sony PlayStation 3 console and other gaming hardware, turning them into low-cost supercomputers to model pharmaceutical molecules and black holes, the weekly New Scientist says.

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GodsHand3722d ago

The PS3, is truly more than just a gaming system.

let me list them.... *YAWN*

ruibing3722d ago

I don't know why people complain about a device that can do more than it was intended for. I don't hear anyone complaining about the extra functionalities of computers and cell phones.

ArmrdChaos3722d ago

I think you can thank IBM more for this than Sony. The only thing Sony did was put the cell chip in a cheaper package that they can access.

Figboy3722d ago

way back after the Playstation 2 launched, there was an article in an issue of OPM (i no longer have the issue, as i threw all of them away when i moved), where he said that he planned for the next Playstation to use "cell chip," that was a networked device, and could be applicable to more than just games.

remember, Sony isn't just a video games console maker. their company was built on the backs of Engineers, and Ken Kutaragi himself, is in fact, and engineer.

they created the design, then partnered with IBM and Toshiba to make the Cell a reality.

nobody wants to give Sony, or their very talented employees the credit they deserve.

i mean, it's not like they've been making consumer electronics for 60 years...

Figboy3722d ago


oh, wait,
Killzone 2
Little Big Planet
White Knight Story
Heavy Rain
LA Noire
Resistance 2

all hit the Playstation 3 exclusively this year!

it *DOES love me!!


vortteexx3722d ago

what if a loads of ps3's together can make a black hole, who knows the power of the cell.

Kaz Hirai3722d ago

You can never underestimate the power of the Playstation!


Kururo3722d ago

those darn scientists and their experiments and such! they are ruining the ps3's attach rate! lol but this was pretty cool.

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