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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Dec '10 03:13
    1760 of them in parallel= 500 trillion ops per second, 500 teraflops.

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-air-playstation-3s-supercomputer.html

    Because of the graphics intensive nature of the PS3, this new comp can sift through fast moving blurry space pics better than any other comp.
  2. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    03 Dec '10 17:17 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    1760 of them in parallel= 500 trillion ops per second, 500 teraflops.

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-air-playstation-3s-supercomputer.html

    Because of the graphics intensive nature of the PS3, this new comp can sift through fast moving blurry space pics better than any other comp.
    I wonder how often it fails and/or gives bogus results. It's not like these things were built with parity on all the data paths. Maybe the applications don't care.
  3. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    03 Dec '10 17:24 / 1 edit
    Another article:

    http://www.airmanonline.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123228018

    I find this quote a little strange .. and a little humorous if you misinterpret it properly.

    "If we had four times as many consoles, we could achieve roughly the processing power of the human brain," he said. "Imagine what we could do then."
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Dec '10 18:43 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by joneschr
    Another article:

    http://www.airmanonline.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123228018

    I find this quote a little strange .. and a little humorous if you misinterpret it properly.

    "If we had four times as many consoles, we could achieve roughly the processing power of the human brain," he said. "Imagine what we could do then."
    They are dreaming! For one thing, 500 terabytes is something like 1/5 the power of the big guys, who are exceeding 2.5 Petaflops, the Chinese have current bragging rights, which won't last too long, it's an ongoing competition and IBM is currently working to get to the EXAbyte level, a thousand times the current fastest.

    I think the chief calling card of their comp at 500 tflops, is rendering space graphics, not sure if they were talking military apps or civilian but I imagine military would come way first!

    One of my sons is an Xbox fan, was wondering why they didn't use them instead. Too much heat produced? Don't know, I think the Xbox has better graphics than the PS3.
  5. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    07 Dec '10 17:01
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    One of my sons is an Xbox fan, was wondering why they didn't use them instead. Too much heat produced? Don't know, I think the Xbox has better graphics than the PS3.[/b]
    Dunno, can you jailbreak the xbox to run linux easily? Seems to be an issue they're having even with the PS3.
  6. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    07 Dec '10 23:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    1760 of them in parallel= 500 trillion ops per second, 500 teraflops.

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-air-playstation-3s-supercomputer.html

    Because of the graphics intensive nature of the PS3, this new comp can sift through fast moving blurry space pics better than any other comp.
    I bet all them 1,760 PS3s couldn't play black ops without freezing on the Jungle map.
  7. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    10 Dec '10 03:42
    Originally posted by joneschr
    Another article:

    http://www.airmanonline.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123228018

    I find this quote a little strange .. and a little humorous if you misinterpret it properly.

    "If we had four times as many consoles, we could achieve roughly the processing power of the human brain," he said. "Imagine what we could do then."
    arggh. yeah i see the humor, no error correction processes, close but no cigar.