My Kingdom for a Super Computer
Hey gang , we can band together and build our own super computer.
PlayStations power Air Force 'supercomputer' -- Federal Computer Week
AFRL has assembled 336 PlayStation 3s in a cluster and, together with off-the-shelf graphic processing units, created a supercomputer nearly 100,000 times faster than high-end computer processors currently on the market.
It's not the first time the gaming console has been harnessed for more serious uses. The University of Massachusets Dartmouth, for example, in 2007 built a powerful computer out of eight PlayStations to study black holes.
The technology concept is made possible by the console’s cell processor, which was designed to integrate with other cell processors to multiply processing power and crunch numbers.
Now the Russians and Chinese can copy this concept and Sony will be happy.
Re: My Kingdom for a Super Computer
If I recall, it was initially tough to get around the rules for importing and exporting some of the new gaming machines, as the technology level is now high enough to classify them as threats.