PS3 Technology Being Used For National Security

Believe it or not, technology on your Playstation 3 is being used to help develop new national security devices.

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are using the same technology used in the new Playstation 3 to develop new video tools for national security.

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snoop_dizzle4114d ago (Edited 4114d ago )

is it really the PS3 or a very powerful version of the cell processor(maybe multiple cell proccessors) as a mainframe(like equaling a 100 ps3s or something in power)?

ArmrdChaos4114d ago

Of course CELL = Sony even though it was created by IBM, so anytime someone is using the cell chip they are automatically using the PS3 to do something non-related to gaming even though the hardware is nowhere near related. Obviously it is an article written using the PS3 interchangeably with the cell so they don't have to commit the space in the article trying to explain to public what the cell chip is...most are already familiar with the Playstation name.

Kaneda4113d ago

No way! Xbox 360 is Faster! SONY LIES AGAIN!!

Mr_Kuwabara4114d ago

Hope things go for the best for both sides.

closedxxx4114d ago

This just means that more PS3 consoles are being bought (at a loss for SONY) and will never get any attach revenues because they will not be used for gaming.
The ENTIRE game console market is driven by profits made from game sales.
As said time and time again:
When a console is sold, the manufacturer takes a loss in hopes that it will be made up when people purchase the games for that platform.
Everytime a group takes the PS3 and uses it to run Linux in a cluster, they are getting a steal on a powerful PC, and SONY takes a loss.

Lord Anubis4113d ago

they are using the CELL processor that is used in the PS3 not the PS3.

THWIP4114d ago (Edited 4114d ago )

We already know what happens when you give too much power to a moron....this has disaster written all over it.

First they wanted to use the PS2 to take out Saddam, now this. The good news is, the U.S. gov't is already used to paying outrageous $$ for things, so price won't be an issue with them. ;)

sumfood4u4114d ago

An already getting Migraines, over Positive Videogame News!

nobizlikesnowbiz4114d ago

Rawrz! The awesome power of the cell is unrivaled even by the super advanced aliens that hang out at my crib that are from the year 4444 where talking chickens rule over the turkeys.

The turkey breathren must unit and keep them dirty French off our chiblets!

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