PS3s are going to cure cancer

Lord Nyax

Banned
PS3s are going to cure cancer

Yes, Sony just did it...they're saying that some Medical Researchers are going to get PS3s to work together to aid in data processing for stuff like curing cancer.

Everyone join me in a hearty laugh. :laugh:

I'll go find the linky.

Linky #1

Linky #2
 
Actually the PS3 is well equipped to do some pretty serious number crunching.

However, there are easier and less expensive ways to do it. Yes, I know donating them and all, but developing software for the thing is going to be a *****. There are already very advanced systems for all the major research being done and adding a new one probably won't work. If they came up with a way for them to work in a cluster and had some easy way to add enough storage and an easier way to code it might work.
 

SuggestiveName

Diabloii.Net Member
Hmm, this takes me back to 2000 when PS2 were so powerful that they could not be shipped to Iraq or Iran. Gotta love hype.
 

Lord Nyax

Banned
Heheh, they're "supercomputers" apparently.
Sony did, apparently, put more than a billion big ones into developing their processor so that it's really, really good at crunching tons and tons of numbers. Their big goal was that you could put tons and tons of pixels on the screen, really really fast. Just another reason I prefer the Wii.



 
Heheh, they're "supercomputers" apparently.
In a way they are, they can process huge amounts of data very quickly, but again you can't hook them together and have a true 'supercomputer'.

SN: They ripped that from Apple, the G4 PowerMacs couldn't be shipped a lot of places because they might have helped develop nuclear weapons.



 

Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
I have a PS1 that I got only a few months ago and no Xbox, does that make you feel better?
 

bladesyz

Diabloii.Net Member
In a way they are, they can process huge amounts of data very quickly, but again you can't hook them together and have a true 'supercomputer'.
Sure you can. Ever heard of the SETI screensaver and that thing used to find prime numbers?

BTW, anyone know just how powerful the PS3 will be?



 

Lord Nyax

Banned
PS3 is out. I'm sure you can google up the numbers for it.
You know I can't resist that sort of a challenge. I'll be back!

IGN site. I couldn't get the formatting right, so I'll be a lazy bastard and leave the link...

Some Google Site said:
CPU: Cell Processor
• PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
• 1 VMX vector unit per core
• 512KB L2 cache
• 7 x SPE @3.2GHz
• 7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
• 7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE
• 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
• total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

GPU
• RSX @550MHz
• 1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
• Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
• Multi-way programmable parallel pipelines

Sound
• Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell- base processing)
Memory
• 256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
• 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

System Bandwidth
• Main RAM: 25.6GB/s
• VRAM: 22.4GB/s
• RSX: 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s(read)
• SB: 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

System Floating Point Performance
• 2 TFLOPS

Storage
• HDD: Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1
I/O
• USB: Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)
• Memory Stick: standard/Duo, PRO x 1
• SD: standard/mini x 1
• CompactFlash: (Type I, II) x 1
Communication
• Ethernet: (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
• Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Controller
• Bluetooth:(up to 7)
• USB2.0: (wired)
• Wi-Fi: (PSP)
• Network: (over IP)
AV Output
• Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
• HDMI: HDMI out x 2
• Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
• Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1
Disc media
• CD: PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM
• CD-DA: CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW
• SACDL: SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD
• DualDisc: DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
• DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PLAYSTATION 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video (DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW), Blu-ray Disc (PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE)


 

SuggestiveName

Diabloii.Net Member
You know I can't resist that sort of a challenge. I'll be back!

IGN site. I couldn't get the formatting right, so I'll be a lazy bastard and leave the link...
I know the PS3 is expensive as dick, but I can't build a PC with that much go-go juice for $900, let alone $599. Someone call my boss and get me a raise.



 

Dondrei

Diabloii.Net Member
How big is that onboard HDD anyway?

You know I can't resist that sort of a challenge.
We get it, you like Google.

I know the PS3 is expensive as dick, but I can't build a PC with that much go-go juice for $900, let alone $599. Someone call my boss and get me a raise.
That's because the company takes a loss on the consoles. Oh, and don't forget the PS3 doesn't come with a monitor.



 
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