Friday, December 26, 2008

UMD Physics Professor Builds Supercomputer from PlayStation 3

(This article was first published in the Standard-Times of New Bedford, MA on Dec. 26, 2008).

By PHIL DEVITT
Standard-Times Correspondent

DARTMOUTH — First he stunned the science world by building a supercomputer for only a few thousand dollars, using parts from the Sony PlayStation 3.

Now he's sharing the secret.

In a new online manual, UMass Dartmouth physics professor Gaurav Khanna explains step by step how to retool the popular video game system into a sophisticated computer capable of solving complex equations in seconds.

"I hear from people who say it's nice to see that something they spend time entertaining themselves with you can do real science with," Dr. Khanna said. More

1 comment:

Gaurav Khanna said...

Hello Everyone!

If anyone has any questions on this work, I'd be happy to respond to those here. In addition, if you found this story interesting, you may find these closely related stories very interesting too.

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Best wishes,
Gaurav Khanna