U.S. Air Force is building megacomputer from 1,700 PS3

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No doubt the Air Force purchasing department gets some odd requests from time to time, but we’d love to have seen the grin on the face of the officer tasked with procuring some 1,700 Playstation 3s for a USAF facility in Rome, NY.

Before you complain about your tax dollars being spent on toys, the machines aren’t for gaming. Instead, the facility — an Air Force research lab — will join them into a parallel-computing cluster that, when complete, will number well over 2,000 PS3s.No doubt the Air Force purchasing department gets some odd requests from time to time, but we’d love to have seen the grin on the face of the officer tasked with procuring some 1,700 Playstation 3s for a USAF facility in Rome, NY.

Before you complain about your tax dollars being spent on toys, the machines aren’t for gaming. Instead, the facility — an Air Force research lab — will join them into a parallel-computing cluster that, when complete, will number well over 2,000 PS3s.

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