This grant is about novel extension of the cost-effective Beowulf cluster approach towards supercomputing, using very low-cost, special purpose gaming hardware, such as the Sony PlayStation 3. If successful, this approach suggests that it may be possible to reach a performance-per-dollar that is over an order-of-magnitude higher than what can be achieved through traditional means. Thus, this project will have serious implications for cluster computing and scientific computing, in general.
More specifically, the project will focus on investigating the performance of the Sony PS3 for projects in black hole astrophysics and data analysis relevant to the NSF LIGO laboratory and the NASA/ESA LISA Mission. Please use the links below for more details.
Author: "Gaurav Khanna"
Submitted by: Olivia Farinha
Department: College Of Engineering - Phy