[Beowulf] Sony PS3, random news
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
> 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...
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