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US Air Force orders 2200 Sony PS3s




US Air Force orders 2200 Sony PS3s
US Air Force orders 2200 Sony PS3s



http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/25/ps3_supercomputer/ 

By James Sherwood
RegHardware
25th November 2009

The US Air Force plans to buy a whopping 2200 PlayStation 3 games 
consoles which it will use to expand an existing PS3-based 
supercomputer.

The current cluster of consoles contains 336 PS3s, each connected by 
their RJ45 ports to a common 24-port Gigabit Ethernet hub, Air Force 
online documentation states.

The entire set-up runs on an in-house developed Linux-based OS.

However, the expanded PS3 supercomputer will be used to further the Air 
Force's "architectural studies" which "determine what software and 
hardware technologies are implemented [in] military systems".

The Air Force hasn't said much more than this, preferring to keep its 
intentions close to its medal-bedecked chest. However, it did describe 
one possible scenario where the PS3 supercomputer could be used to 
determine additional software and hardware requirements for advanced 
computing architectures and high-performance embedded computing 
applications.

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