A Cluster of PS3s Replace a Supercomputer

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Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with Eight PlayStation 3s

By Bryan Gardiner Email 10.17.07 | 12:00 AM

Gaurav Khanna’s eight PlayStation 3s aren’t running Heavenly Sword — they’re using Linux plus custom code to solve complex computations.
Photo: Courtesy of Gaurav Khanna

Suffering from its exorbitant price point and a dearth of titles, Sony’s PlayStation 3 isn’t exactly the most popular gaming platform on the block. But while the console flounders in the commercial space, the PS3 may be finding a new calling in the realm of science and research.

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