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+ - Your next clustering solution: PS3 + Linux->

Submitted by vrrrtk
vrrrtk (1132459) writes "UNICAMP (One of the biggest Brazilian Universities) is using a cluster of PS3 game consoles to perform some calculations about interactions between anesthesia and biological membranes. The Fine Article is in Portuguese. The researcher Monica Pickholz says: "It's the most stable cluster I've seen, it stopped only once because of a failure in the power generator". She also says it's also much cheaper than an performance matching solution using "conventional" servers. The machines run Linux with some clustering technology but she didn't give any details about it. Personally, I'm a little bit surprised to see PS3 working well as server, it has a hell of a processor, but how about I/O performance ? Anyway, I wonder how well they fit in a rack :) [SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH]"
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