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U.S. Air Force building supercomputer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by segalaw19800, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. segalaw19800

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    nice, i love it when they pull shit like this, awsome projects the military pulls off
     
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    I Have PS3, so i can build my own supercomputer :D:D:D
     
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    You have one 1000 to go and than you will have supercomputer :D.
    Even compared to us who don`t have even one you are not in much of advantage :D.
     
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    They use the xbox360 pad for remote control RC/Cam cars
     
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    interesting use of PS3's.


    makes me wonder about the supercomputer thing, that sounds like a load of crap - they could make some real server PC's that are more power efficient for sure.
     
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    This isn't the first PS3-Cluster-Supercomputer out there, so I guess the idea has some merit.
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Yeah, Im sure they pilot UAV's with 360 controllers :D
     
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    I remember this, they've been talking about building a PS3 Cluster for awhile, I think they've done it before...

    PS: They do control UAV's/Robots with Xbox 360 controllers, because they say it makes it easier for new recruits to control/aim them.
     
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    hmm.. what's the PS3s power the equivalent to in PC terms?
     
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    The ps3's cell processor is very very powerful if programmed correctly and used in clusters. For example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLte5f34ya8

    This is old news too. I'm sure the airforce has used all of the resources of each ps3 instead of what was available to linux as far as resources.

    There is no good comparison. The PS3s process everything differently. In clusters like this the cell processor shines, but alone the PS3 is no more powerful than your 2GHz dual core.
     
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    Actually, UAVs are controlled by joysticks, keyboards, and a couple levers integrated into the ground control station. At least the Predators and Reapers. Varies a bit between the Army, Air Force, etc. versions.

    Anyway, this is a cool project. It's not the first attempt to attempt human-like thinking but gotta be the first using a video game console to attempt pattern recognition.
     
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    LOL

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