IBM's PlayStation 3 Chips Help Find Deep Oil
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Repsol, Spain's largest oil company, is using chips that IBM designed for video-game consoles to find oil in deep water as much as six times faster.
Supercomputers outfitted with IBM's PowerXCell 8i chips are helping analyze undersea rock formations in the search for untapped reserves, Madrid-based Repsol said. The chips are an updated version of a product IBM, Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. designed for the PlayStation 3 game machine.
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