[Beowulf] Sony PS3, random news

Peter Kjellstrom cap at nsc.liu.se
Mon Dec 14 10:35:26 PST 2009


On Wednesday 09 December 2009, Jeremy Baker wrote:
> DoD buys PS3 for HPC.
>
> CNN brief at
>
> http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2009/12/09/military-purchases-2200-ps3s/
>
> Clip from report:
>
>  "Though a single 3.2 GHz cell processor can deliver over 200 GFLOPS,
> whereas the Sony PS3 configuration delivers approximately 150 GFLOPS, the
> approximately tenfold cost difference per GFLOP makes the Sony PS3 the only
> viable technology for HPC applications."

Given that the "new" PS3s does not support linux (or any "other OS" for that 
matter) this price/performance sweet spot may be going away...

/Peter
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