Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, Oct 19, 2007.
I don't know whether to laugh at Sony's console's use as a supercomputer component or be amazed at how eight PS3s can match the same power of a supercomputer...
Still, it's pretty wild.
I have no idea how they even know how to compute all that information. Where do you start?
Thae kan't tuch the mighteh powa of teh Streck
So if we were to take all the PS3s in the world...
Amazing shit would happen there
i found a use for the ps3--humor.i laugh at people who spent $600 on a machine accurately described as "glitchy".
still,that is damn cool.
OMFG! Stop the export of PS3's to dangerous countries! Saddam could have used PS2's on SCUD MISSILES! What damage could the PS3 do with its emotion engine/tesla coil/balony drive?
It surprises me Sony made their system open since sales are already lowest of the 3 modern systems and since gaming hardware is sold at a loss. If other labs, universities and companies pick up on this idea a lot more are going to be sold and Sony won't be reaping game profits. A cluster built on $400 computers is damn good too for the power each PS3 carries. The only foreseeable problem I can think of is the lack of service if age or heat start breaking down the computers.
The question though is are they running Folding at Home on those as well?
If labs etc. do pick this idea up, they'll only be a minority (maybe even a drop in the ocean). It is good advertising for Sony though since it implies (rightly or wrongly) that the PS3 is incredibly powerful.
I have never heard anyone refer to the system as "glitchy". I have heard a nasty rumor of a 33% failure rate of one of the systems.
Very true. I guess my point was can Sony really stand any more losses? I can't remember hearing anything positive about them in the news for awhile.
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