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article: finally a good use for the playstation3

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by TurboMirage, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    so....he couldn't spend $10,000 any better on ANY other computer system?
     
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    considering cluster computing is what these guys do, im sure he had his reasons.
     
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    For a lot of work it's dealing with specific, large-volume processes that are optimized in graphics cards and consoles.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Read the whole thing. It 'splains it all.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    He said in the article that the price tag was actually relatively low. Frankly I think it would be put to better use playing Crash Bandicoot than working on theory of black holes.
     
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    so why dont they have cell processors for desktop computers? or for more conventional computers rather than having to use graphics processors or console processors?
     
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    Because you dont need the kind of power they offer. It's application dependent.
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Best use of the PS3 - beatin some ass on fight night round 3.
     
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