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Sony to Offer PlayStation 3 Supercomputing Grid
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Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 12 April 2007 14:09

From DailyTech:

After the success of the non-profit Folding@home project, Sony is interested in leasing out computing power to companies willing to pay.

Sony is interested in offering discounts and other incentives to have PlayStation 3 owners create a type of supercomputer grid that can be utilized by businesses. A number of companies -- especially those working in the medical and pharmaceutical industries -- are interested in harnessing the power from PS3s instead of paying outright for a supercomputer. Sony would likely have to pay users to keep the PS3 running all the time for the benefit of paying businesses.

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