Gamers, researchers join forces global molecular project

An international team of scientists has begun to harness the power of Play Station 3s around the world for a complex study of molecular activity at the atomic level. About 130 gamers--out of a global population of three million PS3 players--have enlisted to contribute their game system's idle times to simulate molecular dynamics over a long enough period of time to illuminate new biomedical applications. A program available at this website will link the PS3 to the project after connecting to the Internet. If the researchers get enough gamers to sign on, they'll essentially have a free supercomputer available online.

- read the report from Physorg