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paulk
03-09-2016, 07:23 AM
A physicist at UMass Dartmouth built a supercomputer out of old Sony Playstation 3s to do research on gravitational waves:

http://www.sciencealert.com/this-physicist-has-built-a-supercomputer-from-old-playstations?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=Website&utm_campaign=InArticleReadMore

He started with 16 PS3s at $250.00 each, and got a system 10x faster than a "normal" computer for $4000.00.

His next build will be a supercomputer built out of PC graphics cards, each of which costs about the same as a PS3 but is 20 times more powerful.