PS3 Cures Boredom, Cancer

This was first brought to my attention when some Montreal paper's weekend edition ran an inside teaser head, "Could the PS3 Cure Cancer?" Ha ha, I thought, hyperbole. But no, it's kinda true.

[H]ell, if your machine is going to burn energy when not in use, best to put that power suck toward a good cause, right? Stanford and Sony have announced that PlayStation 3s will be able to participate in Cure@PS3, making gamers' consoles massively parallelized computing nodes for the Folding@Home project.
(Engadget)

Comments (2)

Those Canadians get their news late all the time.

Actually most of us get it first and straiht up with up the big PR spin. It's just the french we have to keep in the dark.

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