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Computing and Physics
« 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:


P.S.  From another article I got the impression that the simultion software is running on Linux.
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Re: Computing and Physics
« 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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