PlayStation 3 Supercomputer

It’s No Game: IBM Uses PlayStation Chip For New Supercomputer
InformationWeek, Sep 8, 2006 07:39 PM
By harnessing a processor originally built for the upcoming Sony PlayStation 3, IBM is building a new supercomputer that is expected to break the petaflop barrier by topping speedz of 1,000 trillion calculations per second.
The new computer, code-named Roadrunner, is a joint project between IBM and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where it will be installedmore...

PlayStation Supercomputer
IBM to build fastest supercomputer using PS3 chips
iTWire, Australia – Sep 7, 2006

I was hoping that Apple would go this way with the “Cell” processor used in the Sony PlayStation to replace their PowerPC chip platform, rather than Intel. I understand the market demands WinIntel but damn. 7 multi-core sounds just so much sexier to own. My friend Kuang_Grade” tell me that, “Good to see that they finally found something to do with all 7 cores of the PS3 chip, given that most game programmers are apparently having a hard time dealing with more than 2 of them at any given time.”

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