#1 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, August 26th, 2013 13:39
#2 By: Yu0, August 27th, 2013 04:10
Some interesting followup reading:
The considerable computing capability of the PlayStation 3's Cell microprocessors has raised interest in using multiple, networked PS3s for various tasks that require affordable high-performance computing. The NCSA had already built a cluster based on the PlayStation 2.Terra Soft Solutions has a version of Yellow Dog Linux for the PlayStation 3, and sells PS3s with Linux pre-installed, in single units, and 8 and 32 node clusters. In addition, RapidMind is pushing their stream programming package...
#3 By: Naman Sood, August 27th, 2013 06:32
I was thinking about GPUs....
#4 By: Edward Allen Weissbard, August 27th, 2013 22:02
I guessed correct, but had no idea they did this with PlayStations....very cool
#5 By: john kabbi, August 28th, 2013 04:46
because the playstation 3 is so popular sony can make it in discounted prices. those people took advantage of this and clustered it to make a supercomputer ,good for them.
it is a fact that it is only "super computer" for parallel operations only.
#6 By: Mick Rogers, September 2nd, 2013 22:39