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  1. #1
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    Aug 2008
    San Antonio, TX

    Air Force Uses PlayStation 3 To Process Satellite And Radar Images


    Air Force Uses PlayStation 3 To Process Satellite And Radar Images

    What happens when you stack up and string together 1,760 PlayStation 3s together? You get the Defense Department’s fastest interactive computer, the 33rd biggest computer in the world, that’s what.

    Yes, the Air Force’s crazy PS3 computer consists of all those gaming consoles, stripped of their Blu-ray functionality, connected to 168 seperate graphical processing units and 84 coordinating servers. It’s used “for things like research into AI, fast processing of satellite pictures and the enhancement of radar.” And you thought just being able to play Uncharted 2 was cool.
    I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it left.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Whoa! That's crazy!! I can't wait to show my boyfriend this!!!
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”~Oscar Wilde

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Rochester, New York
    I'd be willing to bet that is a lot more cost effective than building their own system. This at first look it seems to be a good idea.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2010
    Ingenuity is amazing. And just think how many skilled fighter pilots we are training in our own living rooms.

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