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PS3s Help Astrophysicists Solve Black Hole Mystery

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Drake Mallard

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Tue, Dec 23, 2008, 5:32 am CST
That's really using your head.

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Tue, Dec 23, 2008, 5:38 am CST
Xbox is still better

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Tue, Dec 23, 2008, 7:32 am CST
Science can be so awesome! This makes me want to grab some physics books and study :D

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Tue, Dec 23, 2008, 9:17 am CST
Xbox is still better

Hahah, yeah, but as far as raw processing power I think PS3 has shown that it dominates xbox

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Wed, Dec 24, 2008, 2:24 am CST
That is...awesome.
I wonder what happens to that thinking if you run Little Big World at the same time?

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Wed, Dec 24, 2008, 6:40 am CST
no this doesn't prove the ps3 is better because my xbox plays games. good games. it doesn't get used for anything else because IT IS A GAMES CONSOLE!

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Wed, Dec 24, 2008, 10:54 pm CST
Soo...a PS3 (in a cluster) can operate comparable to a supercomputer, yet it still has little to no selection for original games?? Scientists: 1 Gamers: 0

Glad to see it's doing something for somebody. Mine is still waiting to be turned on again...

UC Davis
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Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 12:55 pm CDT

So a supercomputer is only as powerful as 16 PS3s for this type of stuff?  i bet the 16 PS3 collectively cost a lot less than the supercomputer...

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