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PS3 and Cell powering the USAF

Posted by: Dan at 2/1/2010 5:28 AM
Yahoo gaming had an interesting article up yesterday showing off the United States Air force’s latest “Super” computer. It is a collection of over 2,000 PlayStation 3s connected together called the "500 TeraFLOPS Heterogeneous Cluster". While it isn’t as powerful as a regular super computer, it isn’t nearly as expensive either. And what are they doing with all they power you ask? They aren’t playing MAG, but rather trying to simulate how the human brain processes information and recognizes the content of images.  Check out the image below (courtesy of the USAF) to see what the rig looks like.