The Best Game in Town

Kai Staats discusses the power and challenges of a PlayStation 3 supercomputing cluster.

James Gray is Products Editor for Linux Journal


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This could be a marketing

ekolhoca's picture

This could be a marketing strategie of Sony to find new markets not in server market but in living rooms with home pcs. But very intresting.


Neuwagen's picture

RSS is still out of date.Hu? Neuwagen

What a genius marketing

Onlinespiele's picture

3,000-sq-ft playstation 3 supercomputing facility: Thats pretty cool :)

I belive its an genius marketing campaign

Marketing or more

ord's picture

This could be a marketing strategie of Sony to find new markets not in server market but in living rooms with home pcs. But very intresting.


Bid's picture

3,000-sq-ft supercomputing facility! Wow thats crazy.

Gaming on that!

Matt Wilson's picture

3,000-sq-ft supercomputing facility, that's probably all gamers biggest dream. Oh well, thinking about it, what took full room of computers 30 years ago, is now fit in a cellphone, i guess we'll just have to wait to play crazy games.
Playstations starts to play a role in many stuff, with ATHome projects and supercomputer gaming dreams :)
Roleplaying game, since 1990

What's with all the wrong

Anonymous's picture

What's with all the wrong dates? RSS feed is all out of order

wrong dates

Frantz's picture

I was using one of their feeds on one of my linux sites and never noticed the wrong dates until someone asked me about it. I sent an email to admin but I haven't seen any response yet.


Aaron Nimocks's picture

I noticed that also. Cant seem to see why myself.

Been following Terra Soft for a few years now

Terrell Prude' Jr.'s picture

They're a company with some chutzpah, in the good sense. I've been using their Yellow Dog Linux ever since version 2.3 on a Power Mac 9600 SMP box, which I later sold to get my G3 (also runs YDL). If you've ever used Red Hat Linux or Fedora, then YDL will be quite familiar.

Several years ago, they sold me a briQ--a low-power G3 small form factor unit--that only recently I decided to use for another purpose. The box was intended as a cluster node, but it made a fine mail server as well. We had a power outage for just over two days in my neighborhood. The briQ and the DSL router were the only things on my UPS, which, admittedly, used a car battery. I had no electricity...but I could still check my home email from work. Since then, power requirements have been a consideration in every computer purchase that I've made.

They've been working on PowerPC GNU/Linux for quite some time, and it's neat to see them continue to be successful.

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