U.S. AirForce Adapt PlayStation 3 Into Supercomputer

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.

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Loner2888d ago (Edited 2888d ago )

These are OtherOS PS3s they use for this.
You know that stupid feature nobody cares about /Sarcasm

yewles12888d ago (Edited 2888d ago )

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

TEFL0N_D0N_812888d ago

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.

darthv722888d ago

who doesnt know about this? This is old news. I thought it would be something replaces USAF ps3 super computer with a single ps4 or something like that.

That would be news.

yewles12888d ago

"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.

norman292888d ago

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

TEFL0N_D0N_812888d ago (Edited 2888d ago )


Cool info. I didn't know about this.

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ATi_Elite2888d ago

This story is SOOOOOOOOO OLD.

This is where the first 3000 PS3 went because the CELL has the ability to work in groups

kevco332888d ago

This is not old, the original cluster was just 300 PS3 consoles, this one is made of FAR more...

mrv3212888d ago

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.

jaredhart2888d ago

PS3 - It only does military supercomputing.

killershadow1172888d ago

Old news, lets move on people.

Ratchet5102888d ago

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.

Pjuice2888d ago

u do realize the fastest supercomputers don't even use cell and the nvidia chip in the ps3 is way old right?

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