He also says that the console's Cell processor, co-developed bySony, IBM and Toshiba, can deliver massive amounts of power, comparableeven to that of a supercomputer -- if you know how to optimize code andhave a few extra consoles lying around that you can string together.
"The PS3/Linux combination offers a very attractive cost-performancesolution whether the PS3s are distributed ... or clustered together (like Khanna's), says Sony's senior development manager of research and development, Noam Rimon.
According to Rimon, the Cell processor was designed as a parallelprocessing device, so he's not all that surprised the researchcommunity has embraced it. "It has a general purpose processor, as wellas eight additional processing cores, each of which has two processingpipelines and can process multiple numbers, all at the same time,"Rimon says.
What a fantastic piece of equipment a PlayStation3 is. It's a shame no one wants to play games on it.
Very intriguing story, where can I read more about the "project"?
I love mine, and im looking forward to some good game support this winter time.
"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."
Z77 GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER
G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb PC2133
Asus Blu-ray burner
Seasonic X650 PSU
Patriot Pyro 128gb SSD
Yea i love mine too, it is wikid with the T.V i have got :) Gaming Room 2008 For The Way :P
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