The Defense Department Shows Off Their PS3 Supercomputer

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From CubicleBot: The stack of modified PS3s you see here is actually the 33rd largest computer in the world—and it’s the fastest in the entire Defense Department.

The Condor Cluster, as the group of systems is known, also includes 168 separate graphical processing units and 84 coordinating servers in an parallel array capable of performing 500 trillion floating point operations per second (500 TFLOPS), according to AFRL Director of High Power Computing Mark Barnell.

The cluster will be used for quick processing of high-res satellite imagery as well as research into artificial intelligence and radar enhancement. It currently takes up an assload of space at Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York.

(Cleveland.com via Gamasutra)

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