U.S. Air Force disappointed with Sony by prohibit Linux on PS3

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    Kaz Hirai got up that Sunday in July convinced that the decision to remove support for Linux on the PS3 was a plus. In fact mattered little pissed off a lot of users are exprensaran against the company for such a decision, it did not matter, again had to halt the threat of piracy. Suddenly a gas pump broke the window glass, some dark figures emerged from the chaos and under the slogan "this is not Uncle Sam makes it" took him away.

    Hours later, a CIA station in Quantum, Virginia, Kaz Hirai knew what to remove Linux PS3 was not such a good idea. And that certainly piss off a lot of users have a pass, total only a fundamental part of the business, but piss off the U.S. Air Force is a bad idea. So I think at least the research laboratory with the American military authorities in Rome, New York and is responsible for creating the future Skynet. AirForce Research Laboratory responsible for clarifying how the decision affects them and warn that Sony are aware of the lawsuits against the company starting to grow like mushrooms throughout the world.

    And remember that in those facilities have assembled a super computer of more than 2,000 channel and PS3 connected using satellite images to analyze and for other duties that are unknown.

    The story began a couple of years ago when they decided to mount a lot of computer power and the various budget cuts because of the crisis forced them to seek alternatives.

    We studied the possibility that the IBM mount an large cluster of computers based on CELL's, Intel did what the same with a lot of Xeons Quad-core and, finally, it was decided that the best option at the level of power and extravagance economic era of buy a lot of consoles from Sony and connect between them.

    The first step was to acquire 336 consoles and see if the theory worked. Well if you did and got a cluster with a capacity of processing close to 53 teraflops. The next step was clear, to reach the 2000 consoles connected and thus form the great computer, of course, operate on Linux.

    Currently it is mounted and works perfectly but Sony's decision to remove support Linux on their PlayStation 3 console can derail plans to extend the laboratory and with the possibility of replacing a console if damaged.

    The defense contractor that is responsible for providing all necessary equipment is provided by a company called Fixstars few months ago the contract was brokered by the not inconsiderable figure of $ 663,000. Now, with the inability to buy new consoles to allow the installation of the required operating system, the problems begin.

    Of course the big super computer will have no problem with updates as they are not connected to the PSNetwork, but if a system fails and you want to replace with a new one or if you simply decide to extend the power of the computer would begin to emerge conflicts.

    It can not be bought off protection units, if a console is broken and sent to the Sony SAT again with the new firmware already installed, if you decide to move to a Cell cluster server that IBM manufactures and join them PS3 already incorporate the cost can shoot and change the whole computer to another technology is not viable.

    It may seem a bit shabby, all in general, as the movies have told us the story that there are no budgetary constraints for the Department of Defense U.S., but you know that reality has little or nothing to do with fiction .

    Moreover, what the hell, they're right. The technology being developed for entertainment has reached a point of sophistication and cost is becoming a very profitable option for other purposes away from mere entertainment.

    Source: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/05...e-air-force.ars

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    This is the future:

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    Seriosly. This let me OWN3D, OMG and WTF me.
     
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