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More proof of Sony’s amazing supply chain!

March 11, 2007

I know I know, posts like these get me branded as a “Sony hater”, but I just think it’s fucking hilarious that a researcher was able to get his hands on 8 PS3s to put together a supercomputer. It ain’t proof of anything other than how easy PS3s are to get (if you’re funded by a university that is), but it’s still funny.

Who wants to bet that in the next few weeks we’ll be talking about how some college kids broke into a computer lab to steal some PS3s?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2007 8:43 pm

    See the headline? That, folks, is how you make fun of a console/company without coming off as a snobby hater. Joystiq needs to take notes.

    You’d think one of these by itself would be supercomputer material, but this… I wonder what the hell he’s researching. Relativity?

  2. frisby permalink
    March 12, 2007 12:22 am

    Regardless of his reasons, he bought 8 PS3’s. hardware sales are hardware sales.

  3. March 12, 2007 1:13 am

    Ah, but hardware sales are useless to Sony remember? They BLEED money everytime someone buys a console because they make money through software. Ouch.

  4. March 12, 2007 1:42 am

    “Regardless of his reasons, he bought 8 PS3’s. hardware sales are hardware sales.”


    In that case Rye, i’ma pick up 12 copies of Motorstorm later this week and pretend to be mad when they don’t play in my Wii.

  5. March 12, 2007 4:39 am

    I’m intrigued as to how useful this would actually be, but it makes a nice proof of concept to show that a Cell array actually works.

  6. March 12, 2007 12:14 pm

    That cluster (if it works) is a testament of the power the PS3 has under its hood! Although it makes me think that Sony probably had the wrong audience in mind for its new console…

    And Ryan is right: if people start to take real advantage of the PS3, you are going to see a lot more applications like that one… which would hurt Sony, since they lose money on every PS3 sale.

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