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March 31, 2010

Homebrew HPC: Stomping On The PS3

Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.

Citing “security concerns,” Sony has decided to remove the “Install other OS” feature from the PS3 with the next firmware upgrade. If I recall correctly, one of the selling points of the PS3 was the ability to buy a hard drive and run/install Linux on the system. Of course those using PS3s for astrophysics or folding proteins can just ignore the upgrade and continue crunching numbers. The problem is that future systems from Sony will not have this ability and those using the PS3 now will become a vanishing breed.

Full story at Linux Magazine