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.
The PS3, is truly more than just a gaming system. let me list them.... *YAWN*
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.
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.
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...
dang ps3 does it all.
*sniff* oh, wait, MGS4 FFXIII Killzone 2 Little Big Planet White Knight Story Heavy Rain LA Noire Resistance 2 Infamous and Home all hit the Playstation 3 exclusively this year! it *DOES love me!! *whew*
what if a loads of ps3's together can make a black hole, who knows the power of the cell.
You can never underestimate the power of the Playstation! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
those darn scientists and their experiments and such! they are ruining the ps3's attach rate! lol but this was pretty cool.
LOL!!! Now I'm really starting to believe that the PS3 will come alive in the future. PS3 Powered Homes PS3 Powered Cars PS3 Powered Space Shuttles lol
Don't forget the PS3 missile. successor to the PS2 missile.
I WISH I COULD DO THAT
The battle is over. Comparisons between 360 and PS3 is over. I hope everybody notices that EVERY science report to come out talking about these things always mentions that they use PS3s for graphical processing and calculations because of its massive power. Do you ever hear a report of em using 360s? Nah man. RROD? If they were to use a multitude of 360s for processing power, theyd prolly get RROA [Red Rings of Armageddon].
mate you make a good point, but keep it in the open zone please
"PS3 won the graphics war" Really? So why do so many of its games look like crap? Everyone knows that PS3 is more powerful than the xbox. However, that theoretical capability doesn't always translate to better graphics. In the end, it's the games that matter, not which console can push out more polygons. That's why PS2 beat out the xbox, which was twice as powerful.
PS3 is curing cancer as we speak hell with the PS3 i am curing cancer as we speak no i don't feel so bad for telling the charity collector to piss off
PS3 is a number crunching machine being used by scientists to HELP cure cancer. If any cures come about, it will be from the efforts and incites of people...not machines. Next time you need a screw turned throw a screwdriver in the room and see how that turns out. These monthly contests make finding real GAMING news a chore sometimes.
Model a huge explosion or generate extreme temperatures they'll use the xbox
RROD Supernova.... lol
Hmm I wonder why i dont see this type of news on FOX
about videogames or consoles.
*sigh* oh how i miss making love to you........
Yes this is pretty cool but shows a good lot of PS3 are bought without a want of using it as a gaming machine just like people are buying it as a BluRay player only. This is as bad as MS porting all their good exclusives on PC. In any event fight the good fight Scientists!
good attention to the PS3. We are only talking about a couple of PS3 here 16 in this article. I doubt there are more than 2000 PS3 bought solely for these kind of purposes which would hardly affect attach rate. No one really knows how many are buying PS3 solely as a blu-ray player. What we do know though is that PS3 owners currently and for the last couple of weeks have been buy more games per user than wii and x360 owners.
I wasn't nocking it. Though this hasn't been the only article about them using the PS3 this way. It could very well be in the thousands. As far as software/unit that goes without saying for it currenty has the smallest piece of the pie (as of now no offense!) but Wii and 360 software sales are still on top of the charts.
Its your comment "a good lot of PS3 are bought without a want of using it as a gaming machine" that kinda surprise me. I know there are articles like this before but in my opinion its good for Sony as it brings good attention to the PS3 not just it helps promote our understanding of our environment but also shows how powerful and versitile it is. 2000 or even 5000 thousand in my opinion is not "a good lot". The software sales you must take into consideration factors like installbase, cost of software and the Console lunch date. The wii has twice the install base of the PS3 worldwide with cheaper software. X360 been out a full year before the PS3 so logically it should have more software and larger install base. In other words. It is very unfair to expect PS3 games to chart the top 5 cahrts for the time being.If you look at multi-plats lately. PS3 version of DMC4 even mange to outsell its x360 counterpart despite 7 million behind in HW. Look at games like burnout,AC,Tourk and you will see that the x360 version only manage to outsell the PS3 version by a couple of thousands despite being 7mill behind. This indicate that the PS3 crowd are buying more games per user than the x360 or the wii lately.
Wow I can make an infomercial with all the stuff the ps3 does. I guess Sony had more in mind than just making a gaming console.
...and that's why MS is doing so good with the 360 as they designed it to be the best GAMING console.. :)
I love me some black holes!!!
That...was a good one.
My neighbor uses his twelve dead Xbox 360s in place of lawn gnomes...