Houston Community News >> Playstation 3 Help Discover Oil

7/1/2008-- The technology used in the PlayStation 3 is being used to help explore and find oil much faster than before.

Using IBM technology, specifically the IBM (News - Alert) PowerXCell 8i, which was originally developed for the Sony Playstation, a Spanish Oil company reports that specialized "Cell" microprocessors are speeding the search for oil and natural gas reserves located 30,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico up to 6 times faster than current technology.
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