Sunday, December 19, 2010


This is coolbert:

Here with more awesome and very cool technological stuff that has a military application. Thanks to the Telegraph as well in this case.

"New US military computer made from nearly 2,000 PlayStation consoles"

"The United States Air Force has transformed almost 2,000 Japanese Sony PlayStation consoles into a powerful supercomputer suitable for military tasks. "

"The new computer, which has been named the Condor, was created from the gaming devices . . . in a bid to create a cost effective and green alternative to conventional technology."

About 2,000 Sony PlayStations, conventional computer devices designed as toys for kids, linked and converted into a supercomputer with some pretty good potential. A supercomputer crunching numbers for the USAF - - military applications. AND EXTREMELY COST EFFECTIVE! "Green" too!

Someone was really on the ball here, had a good idea, and good work has been done.

Among the superlatives of this project - - Condor:

* "Believed to be the 34th most powerful supercomputer in the world"

* "consumes less than a tenth of the power of comparable supercomputers"

* "total cost of the Condor system was approximately $2 million, which is a cost savings of between 10 and 20 times for the equivalent capability"

* "Such capability exceeds any other interactive supercomputer currently used by the Department of Defence."

Extraordinary and good work USAF!


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