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Nothing Escapes the Pull of a PlayStation 3, Not Even a Black Hole
Scientists scrimp on supercomputer costs but still manage to solve a cosmic quandary with a little help from Sony's PS3.
Monday, December 22, 2008; 8:19 PM
How did Sony's PlayStation 3 solve an astrophysics puzzler? Easy: With a pallet full of sleek sable doppelgangers crunching the interstellar math in tandem....
The stories about people doing super computing work with PS3 clusters to me are remarkable.
It is an amazing machine, built originally for games?