PS3 tower used to calculate black hole disaster

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 21:29 GMT

Check this out. Astrophysicist Gaurav Khanna has stacked together 16 PS3s to make a super-computer, as you do, for the purpose of simulating black hole collisions. Apparently the Cell processor makes PS3 a better choice for this sort of stuff than your average desktop.

“Overall, a single PS3 performs better than the highest-end desktops available and compares to as many as 25 nodes of an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer,” Khanna said.

Here’s his site, which describes what he’s doing with his 16 Linux-powered PS3s. This guy’s got a fucking “PlayStation 3 Gravity Grid“. He has our respect.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

12-20
SEPTEMBER
2020
THE WORLD'S
LARGEST DIGITAL
GAMES EVENT
New games | Panels | Let's Plays | Industry Insight | Esports tournaments | Livestreams | Tabletop gaming | Exclusive merch | More!

Comments