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Six thousand dollar super computer.

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:27 pm
by Aero
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.