Air Force Builds Supercomputer from 2,000 PS3's

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Not breaking news, but rather interesting.

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  2. outgum

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    ....i thought the Playstation 3 was a gaming console.
    Sounds like Sony think by bragging about this so that someone will buy 2000 Ps3's to try mimic it.
    Lolz.
     
  3. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Dr. Linderman should expect framedrops and required hd-installs in his calculations [​IMG]

    (If you can't get it, it's a joke)
     
  4. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    I lol'd.

    This is actually pretty cool! [​IMG]
     
  5. DeltaBurnt

    DeltaBurnt I'm bored

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    I actually already knew about this, they do this all the time. They wait until they get in a good price range and buy them. It's actually cheaper than making a single super computer from scratch.
     
  6. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    Well, you're only a week late, Mr. Communist. [​IMG]
     
  7. mkoo

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  8. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    [​IMG] I wonder how many NDSes it would take [​IMG]
     
  9. agentgamma

    agentgamma I dont know what to put here

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    Imagine system linking 2000 PS3s together in a game [​IMG]
     
  10. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    I believe thats called M.A.G [​IMG]
     
  11. SPH73

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    This is all bullsh*t PR. Just like that disgusting "PS3 helps cure cancer" crap. That was all a lie.

    Remember when Sadam Hussein allegedly bought 4000 PS2's to use as a super computer? I do. And this is more of the same bullsh*t. Sony's great at producing this crap. I can't believe people are dumb enough to fall for this same lie twice. Its the same lie, only now its the US government instead of Saddam.

    BS BS BS BS BS. People are f'ing stupid and it makes me sad.

    Iraq Buys 4000 PS2s

    US Buys 2200 PS3s

    Meanwhile back in the real world development on the current CELL chip and the next gen CELL chip has been cancelled. Its dead end technology.

    IBM kills off cell processor development
     
  12. Dagatahas

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    Would this mean that there would be about 2000 PS3 Blue Ray drives and assorted parts sold off as goverment surplus? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. Jeff88

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    I think a fanboy in in the denial stage now.
     
  14. SPH73

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    You're the only fanboy here matey.

    If you believe the US military can't get anything better than a kids toy with a discontinued processor, then well.....

    I'm not going to say it...

    Believe what you will. That's basically the point of a PR piece like this. It doesn't have to be true, just so long as the fanboys believe this nonsense and then spread it around the web. People believe these lies because they WANT to believe them. They're written for fanboys just like yourself. [​IMG]

    But hey, now that Saddam is dead maybe you can score one of the 400O PS2s he bought. I'm sure they're just lying around somewhere.
     
  15. Westside

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    Anyone who works in the military or with information systems will tell you this is a terrible joke. Why is this not in EOF?
     
  16. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    It's fake I've heard this same thing a while ago and the picture was apparently taken 8/25/09.
     
  17. Hatsu

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    It's fake? [​IMG]

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  18. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    Listen to the guy that KNOWS !!!!!

    Complete fucking bullshit. US military 2000 PS3's....who the fuck comes up with this shit.
     
  19. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    if it was a REAL super computer it wouldn't have needed that many ps3 [​IMG]
     
  20. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    Just curious, how many would you need?