Dr. Gaurav Khanna and Mr. Glenn Volkema, From University of Massachusetts Dartmouth have built a small supercomputer using eight (8) Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles.
Sony donates PS3s to see what black holes suck?
Well, nothing can suck harder than a black hole. I predict next stargate will be powered by some PS7s in 2056.
Tiss called the FARGATE! lol *I wonder how many ppl will get it*
And look, those are not the powerpuff girls, they have mohawks and veelchairs.
apparently it is being used to study uranus
besides play Resistance, Motorstorm, and Blu-ray moves... I think that [email protected] (maybe, something like that) application is the better of all!
I bet they do research why PS3 failed.
Why your personal xbox sucks harder than a black hole, overheating and causing problems from greenhouse gases look like a fart from an ant. If you're not an xb360 owner it probably RROD:ed and you bought a gameboy instead. Oh...I can do an ignore here too. Just felt saying it.
"PS3 Died sept 25" LOL how closed minded are you.... give it couple weeks, you'll have to change your avatar, because no one will even remember.... LOL... teenagers, you guys crack me up....
The game is out! Halo 3 is here! PS3 is dead! ...so, why are you even here posting on a PS3 news article when you clearly have no reason to be interested in it given the circumstances and your avatar. I feel sorry for you for some reason.
Why comment in the PS3 section if you are not interested in the PS3? GTFO Nostredame
but i just think there are not enough games out yet to make it a worthwhile purchase, i will wait about 6 months before i buy one.
...to do a research study....on uranus?
I didnt know there were doing this, and I go to the school. I'm gonna go check it out.
I glad to see the various functions that the PS3 can be used for besides gaming and movies. First "[email protected]" to research methods to cure cancer and now investigating black holes, truly amazing.
Agreed...utilizing un-used power generated by entertainment machines to analyze scientific data and advance groundbreaking research to better humankind as a whole is fantastic.
[email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] are all great ideas to utilize the unused processing power of PC's and the PS3. Constructing a supercomputer with a set of PS3's to analyze astronomical data is a great idea. I hope they find something interesting. However, I think stating the donation of PS3's as generous on Sony's behalf is a bit of an exaggeration. A donation of 8 PS3's by a huge multi-billion dollar company is not generous in my book. That's more-or-less pocket change for Sony and thus not a generous motion. Donate 100 of them and I'll start to appreciate the gesture and consider it as generous.
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