US Air Force creating supercomputer made of PlayStation 3s

By Dave Rudden, GamePro |  Hardware, PS3, supercomputer

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...


Originally published on GamePro |  Click here to read the original story.
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