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From Xbox to T-cells: Michigan Tech researchers borrow video game technology to model human biology

A team of researchers at Michigan Technological University is harnessing the computing muscle behind the leading video games to understand the most intricate of real-life systems.

Led by Roshan D'Souza, the group has supercharged agent-based modeling, a powerful but computationally massive forecasting technique, by using graphic processing units (GPUs), which drive the spectacular imagery beloved of video gamers. In particular, the team aims to model complex biological systems, such as the human immune response to a tuberculosis bacterium.

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Kakkoii3685d ago

Lame use of XBOX in the story title just to attract people. Has nothing to do with Xbox lol.

It talks about GPU's. And GPU's for PC's are a hell of a lot more powerful lol.