Press releases can occassionally be useful.
They have used powerful computers and flexible algorithms to optimize their calculation and the resulting energy-temperature relation agrees with gravity even at strong coupling and even though the agreement cannot be guaranteed by any supersymmetric non-renormalization theorems because the whole setup breaks supersymmetry. Of course, I have never had any doubts that it would work but it is cool that one can actually do it. They can now literally calculate how the black holes are composed out of stringy objects.
Their calculation is not a lattice gauge theory approach but rather a sophisticated Fourier expansion over time with the Polyakov lines used as the key order parameter whose nonzero vev at all temperatures shows that supersymmetry removes the phase transition, as expected (in contrast to a purely bosonic model).
I completely missed the paper when it appeared in the summer - otherwise it would have been included in 2007 in theoretical physics.