Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with Eight PlayStation 3s

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| The interest in the PS3 really was for two main reasons," explains Khanna, an
| assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth who
| specializes in computational astrophysics. "One of those is that Sony did
| this remarkable thing of making the PS3 an open platform, so you can in fact
| run Linux on it and it doesn't control what you do."
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http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/news..._supercomputer

40GB PlayStation 3 spurs UK sales spike

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| The recent PAL region release of the 40GB PS3 seems to be paying off for Sony
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14898/1093/


Related:

PS3 + Linux + Firefox = Office 2.0 computing

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| Sony and a technology site are using a conference to show off a confluence of
| next-generation, monopoly-bypassing technology: a Sony Playstation 3
| videogame console running Linux and Firefox as a foundation for
| Web-based "Office 2.0" applications. Â*
|
| IT|Redux, a site run by blogger and tech adviser Ismael Ghalimi, is showing
| off the system at the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. IT|Redux is the
| show organizer. Â*
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http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9772115-1.html


PlayStation 3 beating Xbox 360 in Europe

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| Sony's much-maligned PlayStation 3 has defied the odds and has now outsold
| Microsoft's Xbox 360 in Europe for the fourth week in a row.
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http://www.tech.co.uk/home-entertain...leid=263086201


PS3 available pre-installed with Linux

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| TerraSoft is now taking direct pre-orders with no delivery
| time guarantees for a Sony PS3 pre-installed with Linux,
| priced at $650.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7863481537.html


Ubuntu Linux and Symfony on a PlayStation 3

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| Running linux on a playstation 3 is not a hack, it doesn’t require any
| hardware modification, won’t disable any feature on your Playstation 3 and is Â*
| not difficult to do.
|
| Sony officially support running linux on your ps3 with dedicated tools
| present in the XMB ( Cross-mediabar, the UI of the Playstation 3).
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http://demenzia.net/2007/08/21/linux...fony-on-a-ps3/