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News US Air Force buys 2200 PlayStation 3s

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Nov 2009.

  1. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I completely forgot about that :hehe:
     
  2. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    The US military have clearly discovered the delights of HD porn on blu-ray
     
  3. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Or maybe they've got the inside line on 3D porn that WILL arrive in 2010 with the PS3's 3D...
     
  4. Star*Dagger

    Star*Dagger New Member

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    And they are going to name it SkyNet, oh wait, frack!
     
  5. steleet

    steleet Did he death?

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    It's FPCON now. DEFCON was done away with a while ago.
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Good idea, I bet the army is going to buy 2200 360's out of spite
     
  7. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. New Member

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    This is awsome!!! I've been in so many forums trying to explain the power of the Cell Processor and people just would not listen. Xenon this or I7 that. only a handful of CPUs can compare to the Cell.

    This masterpiece was created in partnership between Sony Toshiba and IBM. you can put a Cell processor in a T.V. then connect it to a PS3 and the two cpu's will work together to maximize the performance of both devices simultaneously. Then if the T.V.'s performance is maxed out then the Chip in the T.V. will help push the PS3 to it's limits or vice versa.

    The Cell is the new wave of processing architecture. The A.I. in PS3 games are gonna really be challenging once developers fully understand and learn how to "PROPERLY" program for the CELL.

    Right now the Cell is very under used as far as games go. To get the most out of the Cell you have to "order program" for it correctly then basically "over program" for it so it utilizes all it's resources.

    When multiple Cell run devices or processors are connected together think of it like the Borg from Star Trek, multiple minds working together or independently for one cause.

    Xenons and I7 are fast, they take random data in any order and calculate it quickly then spit it out at mind blowing speeds. (current programming methods are basically an extention of these kind of cpus)

    The Cell (for now) has to be taught in what order, so to speak the calculations it will perform for what ever it's doing (Like a human learning numerical order before figuring out addition) once order is programed the Cell decides how to process things through out it's architecture or load and offload duties to other Cell's in other connected devices.

    The more you throw at it the better it performs because it starts to utilize more of it's resources but like everything it has a tipping point unless it senses other Cell processors are connected then it just splits the work between them. Awesome!
     
  8. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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    Oh and let's not forget the U.S. Air Force has the B2 stealth Bomber, F-22 Raptor and it's space program is only rivaled by that of Russia and NASA. The Cell's current first priority is the PS3 and Some high dollar Toshiba T.V. so it's easier to just buy PS3 instead of bargaining with Sony IBM and Toshiba for a batch of CPU's to bypass PS3 and Toshiba T.V. for some other use. The Corporation has got to get paid.
     
  9. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    the way i see it is that the ps3 is much cheaper than building a pc/server with equivalent performance. you can barely build a low end system here in nz for the price of a ps3.
     
  10. rickysio

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    Or maybe the Airforce just really hates Sony and decided to make them lose money making the 2.2k PS3's.
     
  11. Bad Horse TBoS

    Bad Horse TBoS Put the Dremel where?

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    So you are saying that two cell processors can network through your TV/PS3 RGA or HDMI cable and with no code other then whatever instructions are on the chip will form some sort of hive mind?
    I'm not familiar with this technology is it possible that you could post links so I can do some research?
     
  12. Enemyvirus

    Enemyvirus CPC Refugee

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    The second fastest super computer on the planet is based on the Sony PS3 cell cpu

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8362825.stm

    So you can see that this isnt a flight of fancy. Massive Parralell procesing(MPP) is the current flavour in this market
     
  13. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    ah its F**King skynet!
     
  14. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    And if it develops sentience in the Air Force base, we're screwed. All those military hardware under it's fingertips... Skynet Mk II?
     
  15. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

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    Yes The Cell can. It transfer data from spe to spe via your network and no code is needed because it just uses the the data I/o of your operating system.

    Toshiba has a TV with a cell processor in it that can display 48 picture in pictures screen all at once all at 1080p resolution.

    When connected to a PS3 the via hdmi cable the number of screens increased but they didn't specify.

    Just google "The Cell project at IBM Research" and you will be informed.

    Happy reading.
     
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