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Author Topic: Computing and Physics  (Read 1013 times)
tomh38
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« on: February 04, 2009, 11:16:01 am »

Here's an interesting article about how some physicists used some Playstation 3s to build a supercomputer so they could simulate black holes:

http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/090128-playstation3-blackholes.html

Tom

P.S.  From another article I got the impression that the simultion software is running on Linux.
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 11:23:40 am »

A deeper and more mysterious question than anything involving black holes: how did these physicists beat out the fanboys for a cluster of PS/3's?
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