Alternative Supercomputing or How to Misuse a Computer

July 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... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Sony Removes Folding@home Service from PS3

October 22, 2012

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

By Tiffany Trader

Air Force’s PS3 Condor Cluster Takes Flight

December 3, 2010

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

By Tiffany Trader

Air Force May Suffer Collateral Damage from PS3 Firmware Update

May 13, 2010

Sony's decision to kill Linux on the PlayStation 3 is bad news for the Air Force's PS3 supercomputing cluster. Read more…

By Nate Anderson

Homebrew HPC: Stomping On The PS3

March 31, 2010

Sony nixes Linux install on next firmware upgrade. Read more…

By Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.

Sony Still Subsidizing US Military Supercomputer Efforts

November 30, 2009

DoD buys 2200 PlayStations to turbocharge cluster. Read more…

By Jon Stokes

Interview with Dr. Gaurav Khanna, A Pioneer In The PS3 Supercomputing Field

October 6, 2009

An astrophysicist builds a PlayStation cluster. Read more…

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