[conspire] (forw) Supercomputer from Playstation 3

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 17 13:33:43 PST 2008

Herewith, full HOWTO instructions for a Sony PlayStation 3 high-performance
computing (HPC) cluster that anyone can construct using Fedora Core 8,
the IBM Cell SDK 3.0, NFSv3, and "Openmpi" Message Passing Interface
(MPI) libraries for cross-nodal communication -- further proof that the
IBM Cell Broadband Engine aka "Cell" CPU is _amazing_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_(microprocessor) ).

A test installation at University of Massachussetts at Dartmouth's
College of Engineering using eight PS3s is already doing serious
astronomy calculations, at supercomputer levels of performance.

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and the instructions are here:


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