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