Videogame technology has in recent years been adapted for purposes beyond entertainment. Recently, the military took steps to employ the technology for computing and analysis.
These are OtherOS PS3s they use for this. You know that stupid feature nobody cares about /Sarcasm
Uh huh, but you didn't care the other 25 articles about this popping up the past 3 years. You were even one of those complaining that this is useless. Cry more, XD Always the lousiest excuse to bash... lol
Not an excuse to bash, but this is terribly old news. Also, there were articles pissed off about Sony pulling Linux support and hence putting the Air Force's program to a halt (they can't replace the PS3's through warranty nor attrition). Heck the military's used a 360 controller to actually drive vehicles. Nothing special here either. In this case, Sony f*cked over the USAF.
who doesnt know about this? This is old news. I thought it would be something like...sony replaces USAF ps3 super computer with a single ps4 or something like that. That would be news.
"Sony pulling Linux support and hence putting the Air Force's program to a halt (they can't replace the PS3's through warranty nor attrition)." That's what FixStars is for, they still provide support for older PS3's. http://www.fixstars.com/en/...
This is cool an all but damn this is epicly old like by 3 years now, i must have seen this story on N4G like 2 or 3 times in the past few months and you can also tell its old by the fact there using Phat PS3's that you havnt been able to buy for some time now
@yewles1 Cool info. I didn't know about this.
This story is SOOOOOOOOO OLD. This is where the first 3000 PS3 went because the CELL has the ability to work in groups
This is not old, the original cluster was just 300 PS3 consoles, this one is made of FAR more...
Yes because the majority of PS3 owners buy it to and I quote... 'THE U.S AIRFORCE.' Now I don't know about you, but I have never turned on my PS3 and said, wouldn't it great to calculate the distance of a projectile under various forces... but then again I own a PS3 and know why. This is fairly common, the PS3 can do a lot of calculations.
PS3 - It only does military supercomputing.
So many PS3s.
Old news, lets move on people.
this is old, but sony's ps3 a supercomputer lol that will make PC gamers see pc graphics look like 360 lol even tho ps3 already has better graphics lol.
u do realize the fastest supercomputers don't even use cell and the nvidia chip in the ps3 is way old right?
Oldest News ever..
Dec 1st 2010. Yeah that's old/s That is a huge cluster.
I remember this news from 2006
Oh my god, are you stupid? I can slap a new date on a 10 year old story and make it seem new if I wanted. I remember this back on GameSpot around 4 years ago, and they're usually slow with their news.
The ps3 does everything but it cant handle mafia 2 grass. I know that i will be disagreed by fanboys
Maifa 2 was crap anyway, havin grass wouldnt of made it any better
xbox is a very good system but it only gives the RROD ever so often xbox has a very good online component but it only makes me pay $60 for it Xbox has a lot of good games but it only has 2 or 3 exclusives compared to ps3's 20 or so I know that i will be disagreed by fanboys
@ Ksense your post has ZERO to do with The Military using PS3's. I would be tempted to yell out TROLL but I'll let others decide. but then again maybe you were thrown off by Kookie's Sarcasm about the Mafia II grass. Anyway this story is old as this was reported long ago.
yes it was a reply to kookie and no he wasn't being sarcastic
That is the cheapest way of trying to deflect any argument against you. It is an attempt to defuse any possible argument by labeling any argument against your view as that of a "fanboy". Anyone who disagrees with me is a child molester. Oh, look, I can do it too. It's pretty absurd, isn't it?
Mafia2 takes place in the rolling pastures and hills of.....Chicago Some good grass indeed
If the military is "just recently" using the PS3 for computing, what the hell have they been doing with the first batch from a couple of years ago? Playing MW? How is the grass in Maffia relevant to the USAF using PS3's? Interesting....
How lame they should of used Nvidia Tesla. Yewles1 also was wrong in his video, "2000 PS3 is 500TFLOP/s" Sony claimed the PS3 can do 1TFLOP/s single precision theoretical but in reality each PS3 only pushes around 218GFLOP/s SP meaning its only 436TFLOP/s SP. The power consumption is also a big issue 2000 PS3 at 200Watts = 400KWs, remember these are the old fat models. Nvidia Tesla S2050 one blade can do 4.13TFLOP/s SP and 2TFLOP/s Double Precision. This means they only need 120 blades to hit 495.6TFLOP/s SP and 240TFLOP/s DP The power consumption is not so much a big issue, 120 blades at 900Watts = 108KWs. PS3 Cluster - 436TFLOP/s SP = 2000 PS3 at 400KW Nvidia Blades - 495.6TFLOP/s SP = 120 Blades at 108KW Nvidia efficiency in power is almost 4 fold. Nvidia efficiency in performance is almost 20 fold. (Per PS3 Vs Per Blade)
The whole point of this comment was to make you sound intelligent, but really nobody cares. :(
This is indeed quite old but i still love these photographs with rows upon rows of operating PlayStation 3s.
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