Saturday, December 08, 2007

PS3: Good for password cracking

Wow...I still add this to the pile of things that the PS3 is good for. Unfortunately, the best things to do with the PS3 don't involve gaming: Blu-ray, Linux, Password-cracking, folding-at-home, Media Functionality, etc. Hopefully gaming will be in that list someday.

There's a project behind the password-cracking idea called "Crackstation" for those who are interested. Note that the PS3 is a good candidate because of the Cell processor, which is best used for crunching numbers rather than it's purpose in the console.

"Intel processors are designed to do all kinds of complex calculations, whereas the PS3 is good at doing simple things very quickly."


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