Dr Simon Scarle put an Xbox 360 to good use in his scientific research
Dr Simon Scarle with the humble Xbox 360 which saved him thousands of pounds
Dr Simon Scarle used the processing power of the Xbox 360 to conduct scientific simulations that would normally require a parallel network of PCs
Finally, video-gamers whose parents told them that playing games would never help them get a job can point to research that proves them wrong – well, sort of, anyway. A new study by a University of Warwick researcher has demonstrated that scientists trying to model a range of processes could ‘borrow’ an Xbox chip to get all the power and capabilities they need, saving thousands of dollars on parallel processing hardware and/or countless man-hours.
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