Supercomputing with Toys: harnessing the power of NVIDIA 8800GTX and Play Station 3 for bioinformatics problems

J. Wilson; M. Dai; E. Jakupovic; S. J. Watson; F. Meng
Proceedings of the Computational Systems Bioinformatics. 2007:387-390.


Modern video cards and game consoles typically have much better performance to price ratios than that of general purpose CPUs. The parallel processing capabilities of game hardware are well-suited for high throughput biomedical data analysis. Our initial results suggest that game hardware is a cost-effective platform for some computationally demanding bioinformatics problems.