[Beowulf] Sony PS3, random news

Gerald Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Dec 10 16:22:10 EST 2009


Grand Theft Auto?  More'n'likely, YellowDog Linux, which is what the 
folks in Colorado adapted, under contract with Sony, to generate for the 
PS3.

gerry

Bernard Li wrote:
> 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."
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jeremy Baker
>> PO 297
>> Johnson, VT
>> 05656
>>
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