According to this article at MSNBC, Sony is going to be taking advantage of distributed computing for their online games. Distributed computing is the same process that many of you are using to help cure cancer or search for aliens. Basically your computer's spare clock cycles are used along with those of millions of other people's computers to act as a single, extremely powerful, computer. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts kind of thing. The article is a little light on how exactly Sony intends to use the IBM & Butterfly.net solution, but certainly seems to reinforce Sony's commitment to online gaming.