Roadrunner, [email protected], BladeCenter, and now "E. Coli" and "Amoeba." These two are the codenames for the test and production versions of Terra Soft's latest project, a supercomputer cluster that runs off the Cell processor. And apparently, this will be the first operational Cell supercomputer cluster - a network of processors that should deliver the high-speed, heavy-load processing capabilities of a comparable supercomputer.
Terra Soft will begin work on this tomorrow, according to HPC Wire. They were initially contacted by Sony for this project way back in spring, and the company has remodeled part of their Loveland, CO. headquarters to house 2,400 connected processing systems. The supercomputing cluster will run on the Cell Broadband Engine and Linux OS, and will be comprised, in part, of PS3 systems.