Folding@home sets Guinness record thanks to PS3

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| In six months, the addition of around two-thirds of a million PS3s to the
| network lifted the processing power to one petaflop, and one week later on
| September 23, participating PS3s alone were delivering a petaflop.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/15136/1054/


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.
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| 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.
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http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9772115-1.html


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


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