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    Department of Defense Buys 2,200 PS3s to Upgrade Supercomputer






    Apparently the Department of Defense believes that PS3s are a better value when it comes to supercomputers than IBM products specifically designed for the purpose. Granted recent price drops probably didn't hurt in justifying a 2,200 console order either.
    This isn't the first time that the DoD is using PS3 consoles for supercomputing. In fact, these 2,200 units are going to be added to an existing Linux cluster of 336 PS3s used by the United States Air Force. According to Justification Review Documents, the purchase is all about getting the best value out the DoD's budget:
    With respect to cell processors, a single 1U server configured with two 3.2GHz cell processors can cost up to $8K while two Sony PS3s cost approximately $600. 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.
    I'm all for balancing cost and features, but isn't it just a bit curious that someone thought to save on upgrading the supercomputer just after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released?



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    Default Re: Department of Defense Buys 2,200 PS3s to Upgrade Supercomputer

    Hi re dunia.

    subidha r ki podhoti bair korse.

    PS3 er processor SC te lagabe ekhon.

    ish ei processor gula jodi pc ta lagano jaito.:S

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    LOL
    Nice find coldfire.
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    Default Re: Department of Defense Buys 2,200 PS3s to Upgrade Supercomputer

    This is the best time for bin laden to attack usa, karon usa defence dept er sobai ekhon dhumaya mw2 khelbe, real warefare vule... R ei chance e ... Khikzz

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    Default Re: Department of Defense Buys 2,200 PS3s to Upgrade Supercomputer

    Jeye dekhen Laden oder shathe online e kheltese

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    Default Re: Department of Defense Buys 2,200 PS3s to Upgrade Supercomputer

    Quote Originally Posted by aayman_farzand View Post
    Jeye dekhen Laden oder shathe online e kheltese

    hehe... who knows??

    kisudin aage gamespot eo eita nia likhsilo... aro likhsilo je Drone control korar jonno ora xbox 360 er controller use kore... :S

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