“From PlayStation to Supercomputer for $50,000”

A supercomputer that may be able to perform a half-trillion
operations per second has been built out of 70 Sony PlayStation 2
consoles for around $50,000 by researchers at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s National Center for Supercomputing …

This is probably why Dr. Rodrigo wants to look into that… =)