US Air Force creating supercomputer made of PlayStation 3s

1UP has come across a report from the US Department of Defense-owned news source Stars and Stripes stating that the US Air Force has commissioned a supercomputer comprised of 2,000 PlayStation 3s. The $2 million project will also utilize an "off-the-shelf" graphics processor to create a supercomputer "nearly 100,000 times faster than high-end computer processors sold today," according to Stars and Stripes.

This isn't the first time that a Sony video game console has been linked to a military power. About ten years ago, Sony's PlayStation 2 was rumored to have been purchased en masse by the Iraq in order to build a supercomputer for military purposes. And you wonder why we couldn't find "weapons of mass destruction" over there...

This story, "US Air Force creating supercomputer made of PlayStation 3s" was originally published by GamePro.

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