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Shame that GPGPU via CUDA doesn't support double precision, otherwise a few pretty cheap 8800GT's would beat out this farm by a good deal. I think the theoretical performance of an 8800GT is something like 3-4 times that of a PS3.
    
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Yet again the ps3 being used for something other than gaming. It shouldn't even be called a gaming platform. lol.
Do'h!
It's a entertainment system not a pure gamer system.
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Being able to source calculations to the PS3 is not something new and so this doesn't surprise me. I'd be interested to see what type of regular PC setup is required to match these PS3s in computational power.

By the way, reading this piece reminds me of that Stargate SG-1 episode where they gated to a planet that was being sucked into a black hole and the SG team on the other end was in slow motion. Good episode.

Instruction sets aside, the PS3's CPU would pwn all but the heartiest OC'd quads. As for GPU, ~ 7800GT
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Instruction sets aside, the PS3's CPU would pwn all but the heartiest OC'd quads. As for GPU, ~ 7800GT
I knew about the GPU, but I'm not so sure about the extent of the CPU ownage you predict. I have no doubt the Cell processor is more powerful than most CPUs, but I would like to see side-by-side tests before I write it off as the top of the food chain.
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Yet again the ps3 being used for something other than gaming. It shouldn't even be called a gaming platform. lol.
Just because the PS3 is versatile doesn't mean it is not a gaming machine. I am glad that sony didn't lock this console down like MS did theirs, it allows me to have more options for it which means more bang for the buck.
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By the way, reading this piece reminds me of that Stargate SG-1 episode where they gated to a planet that was being sucked into a black hole and the SG team on the other end was in slow motion. Good episode.
Oh that one...
post #17 of 83
I dont like doing this but its also old news. Whether I read it on here or somewhere else. I dont know. But those pictures of the PS3s linked together is defintly old.

Anyways, I think its great that people are using a console for things other then gaming. Though, we all know the PS3 needs to start bringing it's A game for gaming.
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I've seen that first pic before ;_;
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The other pics were cleaner in the back... I saw 'em too.
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PS3 and Cell FTW

just curious.. whats the theoretical computation power (in flops) of the PS3's cell?
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