Playstation 3s being used in research aren’t a new thing, but this is the first photo I’ve seen of them in the wild. It’s interesting that they’ve become the cost-effective solution for when you want to crunch a lot of numbers. You’d think that somewhere along the line someone would package the cell into a cheap computer system, specifically for running complex simulations. While it’s really cool that the PS3 can be hacked to do this, I can’t help but think that there’s a more efficient way.