Monday, December 29, 2008

Build Your Own Supercomputer

Supercomputers have the computional strength and speed that their name implies, but they are also prohibitively expensive, which basically means that we can never have one of our own. That is, until two scientists from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth created a how-to guide on building your own supercomputer with multiple Playstation 3s.

No, seriously. An 8-PS3 cluster packs quite a processing punch. The biggest problem most home users would have is power, as each PS3 draws 200-300W. Another issue could be acquiring so many PS3s, although after-Christmas sales may help.

The guide is available online at PS3Cluster.org.

1 comment:

Lynn Sinclair said...

So ... are you building one, NT?