Boffin Stacks 16 PS3s to Simulate Black Hole Collisions
Mar 05, 2008, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Snowden)
"When most of us arrived home with our newly purchased PS3, we
couldn't wait to start annihilating aliens in Resistance: Fall of
Man or kicking butt kung fu-style in Virtua Fighter 5. Not
astrophysicist Gaurav Khanna--he used his to build a
"Khanna now owns a total of 16 PS3 consoles, all linked together
to provide the same computing power as a 400-node supercomputer.
His set up, which he calls a 'gravity grid', is used to simulate
the activity of very large black holes for the Physics Department
at the University of Massachusetts..."