Six thousand dollar super computer.
Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:27 pm
This article reports on a project simulation requiring massive computation but moderate memory. The idea may be useful to someone on this forum.
... by running a simulation. But instead of a supercomputer, they used a batch of Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles wired together.
While the PS3 Gravity Grid may not be useful for all types of research, for those requiring little RAM but massive computations it can prove a cost-cutting tool, said Khanna, who built a smaller cluster before stringing together the 16-machine grid.