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World's Fastest Supercomputer Powered By a PS3 Cell CPU

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by CKhaleel, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. CKhaleel

    CKhaleel Regular member

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    This could be the most credible proof that the PlayStation 3 possesses formidable hardware: IBM's fastest supercomputer to date, Blue Gene/P, is juiced up by the same kind of processing chip that was originally designed for the Sony PS3.

    Blue Gene/P is approximately 100,000 more powerful than a PC, just enough to make PlayStation 3 owners feel proud about their powerful machine. IBM's latest supercomputer can run about 1,000 trillion calculations per second, also termed as "petaflops".

    Blue Gene/P's predecessor, the Blue Gene/L, is used to protect nuclear weapons stockpile, and has already reached a calculating speed of 280.6 teraflops or trillions of calculations. "Blue Gene/P marks the evolution of the most powerful supercomputing platform the world has ever known," said Dave Turek, vice president of IBM's deep computing, about Blue Gene/P.

    IBM possesses a remarkable supercomputer manufacturing portfolio: they have produced about 50% of existing 500 supercomputers, as well as providing CELL processors for PlayStation 3 and for the Blue Gene/P. IBM also has notable competition in the supercomputing industry with the likes of Sun, maker of the Constellation machines.

    The first batch of Blue Gene/P are slated for use at the following institutions: the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, and two unnamed US laboratories.
     
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    does the ps3 have any common socket?
     
  3. BurningAs

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    thanks for leting us know, but thats a big streach, just because it also by IBM and might also be called CELL, doesnt mean the architecture in the two are the same.
     
  4. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Regular member

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    SIMILAR architecture..not SAME.
     

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