Tag: Sony

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…

Stanford Links Smartphones for Distributed, Disease-fighting Simulations

Jan 20, 2015 |

The smartphone has already usurped the role of the computer in a number of ways, whether you use it for navigation, to check the weather, or take and share photos of a night out with friends. Now, thanks to a new app developed by Stanford University scientists and Sony, the smartphone is taking over yet another domain to Read more…

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.

Sony Acquires Cloud Gaming Service

Jul 6, 2012 |

Gaming giant Sony Computer Entertainment has purchased Gaikai for $380 million.

Providers in Liability Limbo

May 18, 2011 |

When the cloud is used for nefarious purposes as in the case of the Amazon/Sony issue, who’s to blame?

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?

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.

Homebrew HPC: Stomping On The PS3

Mar 31, 2010 |

Sony nixes Linux install on next firmware upgrade.