Tag: PlayStation 3

Alternative Supercomputing or How to Misuse a Computer

Jul 14, 2016 |

In 2008, the IBM Roadrunner supercomputer broke the petaflops barrier using the power of the heterogeneous Sony Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor. A year prior, the Cell BE had already made its way into the consumer market as the engine inside the SonyPlaystation 3. The PS3’s accelerated design, Linux-capability and low price point…

Sony Removes Folding@home Service from PS3

Oct 22, 2012 |

After a successful five-year run, Sony is ending its participation with Stanford University’s Folding@home project.

Air Force’s PS3 Condor Cluster Takes Flight

Dec 3, 2010 |

Where else can you get a half a petaflop of computing power for around $2 million?

Sony Still Subsidizing US Military Supercomputer Efforts

Nov 30, 2009 |

DoD buys 2200 PlayStations to turbocharge cluster.