• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

[TheVerge] brief article about PS3-cluster super-computers.

VirtualLarry

Lifer
Aug 25, 2001
49,167
5,441
126

I mean, just think, if they thought about distributing tasks over the internet... or maybe they did, latency would certainly be worse with distributed-computing over the internet, as compared with a localized PS3 cluster.

Pretty neat, though, overall. No wonder we didn't want Iran getting PS3 consoles.
 
  • Like
Reactions: crashtech

Skillz

Member
Feb 14, 2014
132
110
116
Yeah the PS3 was a big time folding rig back when it was launched. The points it could make compared to the cost and power it used was almost unmatched.

Sony killed it when they took Linux support away (IIRC) and that was the end of the PS3 F@H Saga.
 

biodoc

Diamond Member
Dec 29, 2005
5,648
906
126
Yeah, I installed yellow dog linux on my PS3 to crunch PS3Grid tasks.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY