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USAF Orders Over 2,000 PS3 Consoles

Posted by: , 12:26 AEDT, Tue December 1, 2009
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The United States Air Force hopes to use the power of 2,200 Sony PlayStation 3 consoles in future research projects

The United States Air Force hopes to use the power of 2,200 Sony PlayStation 3 consoles in future research projects.

"Though a single 3.2 GHz cell processor can deliver over 200 gigaflops, whereas the Sony PS3 configuration delivers approximately 150 gigaflops, the approximately tenfold cost difference per gigaflops makes the Sony PS3 the only viable technology for [high performance computing] applications."

Reports are coming in that the Air Force is adding a large amount of PS3s to its already existing 336 systems that are currently being used for supercomputing research.

The additional 2,200 PS3s will be used to study other concepts, like Advanced Computing Architectures and High Performance Embedded Computing.


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