Submitted by SUP3R 2523d ago | news

PS3's Cell processor helps locate oil

PS3 Fanboy:

"Besides the Roadrunner and our beloved PS3, the Cell processor can now add another task it can do into its repertoire. Repsol, one of the world's ten largest oil companies, is employing the use the of the Cell processor, more specifically the PowerXCell 8i variant on a BladeCenter QS22 computer, to "analyze undersea rock formations in the search for untapped reserves."" (PC, PS3, Tech)

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thereapersson  +   2524d ago
PS3... it does everything
Except play games, lol!

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sonarus  +   2524d ago
If the oil isn't in 4d i'm not interested
thereapersson  +   2524d ago
This will be a super-refined oil that will allow machinery to operate at 120fps.
Statix  +   2523d ago
Looks like ol' GW has a new favorite game.
Pornlord  +   2523d ago
It's G Dubyuh, show some respect for the President!!! :P

Yeah, maybe they can use the PS3 to figure out an alternative to oil?? Maybe that would be a better application.
shazam  +   2523d ago
they should
use the cell as the brain for robot soldiers that could fight the Iraq war for us.
iamtehpwn  +   2523d ago
Cures cancer, drives down fuel prices, movies, music, photos, AND Games. The only left is for this machine to get me laid, and if it does that, I'll buy 5 more.
fenderputty  +   2523d ago
Yeah, maybe they can use the PS3 to figure out an alternative to oil?? Maybe that would be a better application.
I was just going to say the same thing. Until the PS3 can figure out how to build a better battery or some other alternative fuel source, I don't really care. I just want to play games and watch movies on it.

Seriously though ... someone needs to figure out how to make a car that runs 100 miles to the gallon.
Pornlord  +   2523d ago

I can see that headline now.

"George "Dubyuh" Bush announces today that he not only discovered Sony Playstation's Cell processor, but has also sent a Patent in for the application of the chip being used in the reanimated corpses of Humans"

President Bush in an adress to the Nation speaks:
"Now is the time for our country to start lookin' to the future. You can't not be any cooler than a War vet. And we can make that happen for yer loved one's all over again with my new plan that I came up with while drinkin' a cold Busch. We bring em' back usin' fancy science stuff that brangs em' back so we can use our old soldiers as new ones, Pretty cool huh?"
Chris Bosh  +   2523d ago
In 1080p aswell.
m9105826  +   2523d ago
Fenderputty, check out the Aptera. 300MPG available for purchase now. Enjoy.
Doppy  +   2523d ago
All PS3 owners should receive free gas cards.
rakgi  +   2523d ago
@m9105826 yea but if you don't live in California good luck getting an Aptera
m9105826  +   2523d ago
My buddy's dad has one coming to him in August... in Virginia.
rakgi  +   2523d ago
thats weird since they stated they will not ship outside of California for a few years
m9105826  +   2523d ago
lol as they say... money talks, and the man certainly has plenty to throw around.
Alexander Roy  +   2524d ago
CELL - Is there anything it can't do?

Seriously, it's a CPU. CPUs are used in PCs. PCs are used to do research and stuff like this among other things. Do we need news everytime a certain CPU is used to do something that others have done for years before?
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InMyOpinion  +   2523d ago
Exactly. It's the program that does the magic, not the processor.
rakgi  +   2523d ago
Then again without the processor the program wont run and the pc wont start like mine when i beat the hell outta the processor and ripped it out of the system cause it beeped at me ^_^
meepmoopmeep  +   2523d ago
a program's ability is limited by the processor it uses.
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InMyOpinion  +   2523d ago
And what tells you this program wouldn't be able to run on a normal PC processor?
rakgi  +   2523d ago
it should be able to but most likely not as well since we all know cell works wonders if programmed correctly though i could be wrong
m9105826  +   2522d ago
You clearly know NOTHING about programming. By your logic CUDA should run on an x86 and your desktop could run algorithms meant for IBM's supercomputers.

If you write code for 8 cores, it will only run on 8 cores.
rakgi  +   2522d ago
wow maybe you should of read the last bit I COULD BE WRONG all violent for no reason
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ape007  +   2523d ago
hey bush use the cell now

without sending troops to iraq

sony solves this up for you
Wakka_  +   2523d ago
Is there anything the PS3 can't do? Praise be to Yevon.
Yoma  +   2523d ago
"You probably shouldn't be doing it."
AngryTypingGuy  +   2523d ago
"Is there anything the PS3 can't do?" - run games as smoothly as the 360, or get rid of jaggies. :-D
Rice  +   2523d ago
Whats next..."PS3 Cell processor find out the meaning of life", anyways wens 2.40 coming out...im getting really anxious...
ParadoxicalAssassin  +   2523d ago
Its comming tommorow.
Its due to release July 2nd.
Bellic Jr  +   2523d ago
Im currently using the powers of my PS3's CELL
to locate Osama Bin Laden. Update ver. 2.40 should lead me to his capture by July 3rd. I'm then gonna use the reward money to buy more PS3's which i will use to locate untapped diamond mines in Africa so I can play MGS4 amongst the Wealty Merchants.

This Is Living On The Edge :P
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soul899er  +   2523d ago
no, its not living on the edge its "Playing Beyond" the edge x]
InMyOpinion  +   2523d ago
Nice =)
I've just utilized the power of the cell to design an all new torture program called Home: Bagram Edition. *JOKE*
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ban fans  +   2523d ago
Cell helped me
Find Jimmy Hoffa's body the other day!
Egzekutor  +   2523d ago
juuken  +   2523d ago
ThatCanadianGuy  +   2523d ago
Chalk another one up for PS3.
wifi-psp connection
internet browser
curing cancer
helping the world in it's oil crisis

is there seriously anything it cant do?
coasterfreak1029  +   2523d ago
I thought Skype was only for PSP.
meepmoopmeep  +   2523d ago
yeah, Skype is only on the PSP as of now, i can see it going to PS3 in the future though
ThatCanadianGuy  +   2523d ago
The PSP & PS3 go hand in hand,like butter on toast.
I didnt think i would have to explain that,but whatever.
ICUP  +   2523d ago
xtreampro  +   2523d ago
thers no such thing as 8D, and 4D stands for the ageing of enviroments in real-time, when playing a game so dont try n bring that up, and for the record the BLOW-UP-BOX-BURN-MY-HOUSE-DOWN -N-BURN-ME cant even do 4D
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meepmoopmeep  +   2523d ago
uh.. ICUP is making a smiley face thingy
xg-ei8ht  +   2523d ago
So you want 4d oil running at 120fps. hmm interesting.
Hellsvacancy  +   2523d ago
the 360 has a purpose 2
it keeps the Fire Department in bussiness when your 360 burns your house down - Ooops did i just say that
kazuma  +   2523d ago
man i'm gonna start some drilling with my ps3
Condoleezza Rice  +   2523d ago
That's hot.
Nitrowolf2  +   2523d ago

Off Topic and possibly News:
if this is something interesting and hasnt been posted on here yet can someone post it
its a leaked new trailer of resistance 2
i keep failing the test
Fishy Fingers  +   2523d ago
It's already been submitted bro http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News...
LJWooly  +   2523d ago
You should have made a request in the forums, not here.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   2523d ago
the CELL processor is no hero......
but sometimes it has to do a little "wetwork."

those that understand the "hive" approach to processors over single chip design will love this news like myself.

seen terminator?look at the chip that makes them run.

seen star trek?notice how they have multiple chips working simultaneously that make the enterprise work.

CELL will redfine processing and we can thank IBM,ken k and SONY,and even toshiba.let's just hope it doesn't bite us in the @ss later on when the programs and A.I. running on these processors don't kill us.

Fishy Fingers  +   2523d ago
Your using Terminator and Star Trek as examples? How about something real? ;)
Dlacy13g  +   2523d ago
omg....rolls eyes.
Fanboys defending their console and doing all they can to prove to the world it is worthy of the title "super computer". Thus posting up an article about the cell processor being used in other technology and trying to tie it in with the PS3. "PS3's Cell processor helps locate oil" ....no actually it would be Sony's Cell processor helps find oil.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   2523d ago
if you KNEW anything fishy
and i'm not trying to bag on you,but.....

a lot of what we have today from the phones,games,cars,space vehicles,tvs,etc....

came from geeks and nerds who watched scifi over the last couple of decades.i thought you knew?they wanted to create what they saw in movies and on tv.

get with the "program."

nice pun huh?

PimpHandHappy  +   2523d ago
still wating on time travel
or atleast a cure for cancer
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Peow  +   2523d ago
Cell Processor
Saving lives(folding@home), then ending them(assuming global warming is true...)
ThanatosDMC  +   2523d ago
Wait are you saying global warming is caused by RROD??? I mean, i understand it can burn down buildings but a planet? Surely, you jest!
Peow  +   2523d ago
No, fossil fuels are causing global warming. The Cell finding more oil means a later time an alternative is required :P. If it were due to RROD Shadow Moses Island would've collapsed into the ocean already...
Surfman  +   2523d ago
we learned yesterday that it can makes mozzarella.
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Surfman  +   2523d ago
tomorrow we'll learn that the PS3 can do some time-travel.
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Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2523d ago
Did someone Mention Cheese??? ;-D
Ali_The_Brit  +   2523d ago
amazing PS3 once again, lets not forget its curing cancer too with folding@home
Surfman  +   2523d ago
I wonder if it can burns houses..
highdro  +   2523d ago
looks like sony really wanted the ps3 to be more than a game console after all, i can only imagine how their games will use when they used its full power !
pow3r of t3h c3ll  +   2523d ago
This means the PS3 can be used to help Bush and his oil cronies in Iraq!

This is besmirching the PS3's good name!
RAM MAGNUMS  +   2523d ago
its wierd theat the ps3 can start some wars but can we locate home?!?
No offence to my droids but i really not to cool with sony's timetable.
We help try to cure cancer with folding at home and now this little extra bit of news is really amazing but im kinda selfish and I really want everything that was promised.
These extras though nice and free sometimes irritates me!
PimpHandHappy  +   2523d ago
What do you guys think about this? Will this lower gas prices somewhere far, far away from $5 a gallon? Are you going to mod your PS3 to start drilling for oil in your backyard? Ah, the possibilities...

drilling and hitting oil are big money

a cure for cancer might be bigger money

And all i want is good looking fun games!

PS3 is a steal at 400 bucks
LinuxGuru  +   2523d ago
Great, now the PS3 is going to be targeted for aiding mankind's love for oil and for contributing to global warming.
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