[Beowulf] Sony PS3, random news

Bernard Li bernard at vanhpc.org
Thu Dec 10 15:20:21 EST 2009


Curious what software they use to provision these PS3s ;-)

Cheers,

Bernard

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Jeremy Baker <jellogum at gmail.com> wrote:
> DoD buys PS3 for HPC.
>
> CNN brief at
>
> http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2009/12/09/military-purchases-2200-ps3s/
>
> Clip from report:
>
>  "Though a single 3.2 GHz cell processor can deliver over 200 GFLOPS,
> whereas the Sony PS3 configuration delivers approximately 150 GFLOPS, the
> approximately tenfold cost difference per GFLOP makes the Sony PS3 the only
> viable technology for HPC applications."
>
>
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