Thursday, April 12, 2007

Making it with your PS3

"It"? Your generation hints as to what "it" might be to you.

Sony is studying the notion of forming a supercomputing grid of idle Playstation 3s for commercial use. Reportedly, 20,000 PS3 users have already signed up for the Folding@home project a nonprofit online supercomputing grid for biomedical research. With millions more PS3s in the pipe and soon to be in homes, Sony sees an opportunity to lease idle processors.

To encourage PS3 owners to join the grid, Sony is considering offering discounts on products, such as the PS3 and accessories.

Read more at EETimes Online.

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