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US Air Force creating supercomputer made of PlayStation 3s

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer

C'mon Big Blue, you gonna take this lying down?



Actually - Big Blue will probably take it with a smile and a nice check to put in the bank. IBM is key in the Cell processor that powers the PS3.

The Cell project at IBM Research

As others pointed out - this is actually from last year.

The air force has a cluster of 300some-odd PS3's and are expanding it.




posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by Segador
This is so old it isn't funny, in fact this from 2008

gizmodo.com...
www.joystiq.com...

This is just to sell Ps3's, there are much more powerful computers than Ps3 out there these days, it might have held true in 2006 or 7 but right now our PC's have far exceeded the Ps3's power.

This story is probably to sell more Ps3's.
edit on 30-11-2010 by Segador because: (no reason given)


oh really? Care to explain to me what other computing devices have six processors built in dude? Because that'd be some VERY good news to me man, I'd buy one.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Maybe all the PS3's are for all of the top dollar officers, they can play Modern warfare, and black ops while flying drones into war.... just remember this, our tax dollars pay for this crap, dont mnind the national debt USAF!!!! I wonder if they are going with the new Motion...



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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The amount of threads means nothing by itself. The PS3 is an outdated piece of hardware by todays standards, that is not to say it does not serve it's purpose of course. But your average middle of the range PC stomps all over it.



posted on Dec, 27 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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:| why would you use the PS3, its really not that good.




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