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Playstations for defense

  1. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2010/11/30/US-builds-supercomputer-with-game-units/UPI-81941291147058/


U.S. Air Force used 1,760 Sony Playstation 3 video game consoles to create a supercomputer at about a tenth the normal cost for such a setup…Named the Condor Cluster and to be unveiled Wednesday, it’s the fastest interactive computer the Defense Department has…Researchers under the command of Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, harnessed the computing power of off-the-shelf PlayStation 3 consoles linked to more traditional graphical processing computer components…Condor Cluster can be used to solve image-matching problems and assist in surveillance situations, using radar enhancement and pattern recognition capabilities…total cost of $2 million is about 10 to 20 times cheaper than what a tradition supercomputer system would cost…


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