The [email protected] project is a little application on PS3 that downloads data from the Stanford University database, crunches the numbers with PS3’s unharnessed power, then sends the results back off for the boffins at the uni to analyse.
And PS3 is doing some serious calculations on behalf of the project, thanks to Sony and Stanford revealing that over one million PS3 buyers have done their part for science. Or just fiddled about with it while bored of waiting for some decent games to come out.
Exciting, eh? Easy to see why it’s so popular! Clearly a lot of people don’t mind leaving their PS3s on and having it hoover up piles of electricity while they’re watching TV, in the name of science.
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