Astrophysicist finds use for PS3(s)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    17,201
    Trophy Points:
    271
    Likes:
    +0
  2. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

    Joined:
    May 24, 2003
    Posts:
    24,399
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Ohio
    Likes:
    +27
    I don't know whether to laugh at Sony's console's use as a supercomputer component or be amazed at how eight PS3s can match the same power of a supercomputer...

    Still, it's pretty wild.
     
  3. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    I have no idea how they even know how to compute all that information. Where do you start?
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,751
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +4
    Thae kan't tuch the mighteh powa of teh Streck
     
  5. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Posts:
    4,182
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    So if we were to take all the PS3s in the world...




    Amazing shit would happen there
     
  6. decepticon665

    decepticon665 the amazing bored-man!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Posts:
    649
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    i found a use for the ps3--humor.i laugh at people who spent $600 on a machine accurately described as "glitchy".

    still,that is damn cool.
     
  7. MegaOptimus

    MegaOptimus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2003
    Posts:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Likes:
    +0
    Yea... Skynet. :lol 
     
  8. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    23,634
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    422
    Location:
    Beneath the Loft, London, UK
    Likes:
    +1,487
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    OMFG! Stop the export of PS3's to dangerous countries! Saddam could have used PS2's on SCUD MISSILES! What damage could the PS3 do with its emotion engine/tesla coil/balony drive?

    THE HORROR!
     
  9. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Posts:
    2,999
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +13
    It surprises me Sony made their system open since sales are already lowest of the 3 modern systems and since gaming hardware is sold at a loss. If other labs, universities and companies pick up on this idea a lot more are going to be sold and Sony won't be reaping game profits. A cluster built on $400 computers is damn good too for the power each PS3 carries. The only foreseeable problem I can think of is the lack of service if age or heat start breaking down the computers.
     
  10. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    21,680
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +1
    Twitter:
    The question though is are they running Folding at Home on those as well?
     
  11. Mixmaster

    Mixmaster logh ghot SIS yoD TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2006
    Posts:
    2,741
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Location:
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Likes:
    +34
    If labs etc. do pick this idea up, they'll only be a minority (maybe even a drop in the ocean). It is good advertising for Sony though since it implies (rightly or wrongly) that the PS3 is incredibly powerful.
     
  12. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Posts:
    5,449
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +7
    I have never heard anyone refer to the system as "glitchy". I have heard a nasty rumor of a 33% failure rate of one of the systems.
     
  13. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Posts:
    2,999
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +13
    Very true. I guess my point was can Sony really stand any more losses? I can't remember hearing anything positive about them in the news for awhile.
     

Share This Page