It was not even a year ago, when C&EN published an interesting article regarding the world’s fastest computer: “World’s Fastest Computer Debuts” http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/86/i24/8624notw3.html
Today the subject was revisited by C&EN’s Digital Briefs section (http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/cen/87/i21/html/8721sci3.html / mirrored on SimBioSys media page) when it featured eHiTS Lightning, the docking and screening product of SimBioSys, that is running on that same platform, i.e. IBM’s Cell/B.E. chip multiprocessor. The state-of-the-art chip powers the affordable Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3), making superfast computing a reality for drug discoverers everywhere at only $400 / machine price. This rapid response to technology paradigm shift is achieved by the technical brilliance of our founder Zsolt Zsoldos and diligent work our excellent programmers.
Users around the world have already started using eHiTS Lightning on PS3 clusters, making it truly amazing fast and economic. See quote from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland here:
A technical note about the speedup achieved on the PS3 can be found here: