Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - Pay What You Want for the Learn to Code Bundle, includes AngularJS, Python, HTML5, Ruby, and more. ×
PlayStation (Games)

US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

Submission + - Poll: Most imporant part of your everyday carry? 1

CyberSlugGump writes: [Slashdot Poll Idea]

What is the most important part of your everyday carry (EDC)?

1. Wallet, cell phone, keys
2. Chapstick and Kleenex
3. Multi-tool (Leatherman, Gerber, Victorinox, etc.)
4. Level A Hazmat suit
5. Pen
6. Sword
7. Chuck Norris's bare hands
8. Other

Submission + - Would You Accept Google's Free Netbook? ( 2

Glyn Moody writes: The response to Google's Chromium OS has been rather lukewarm. But supposing it's just part of something much bigger: a netbook computer from Google that would cost absolutely nothing. Because all the apps and data are stored in the cloud, storage requirements would be minimal; screens are getting cheaper, and the emphasis on lean code means that a low-cost processor could be used. Those relatively small hardware costs could then be covered by advertising *in the apps* — after all, they are just Web pages. Interestingly, Google has not only rolled out advertising to more of its services recently, it has also started running AdSense ads in the desktop application Google Earth. Would you accept a free Google netbook — or is the price you would pay in terms of the company knowing even more about what you do on an hour-by-hour basis just too high?

Comment Nice move Sony (Score 1) 570

Nice that Sony took out the ability to install Linux on the slim PS3. How hard could it have been to have a left the feature in that is useful in a number of ways? Of course, they have recently announced the ability to post trophy acquisitions to Facebook.... but they take 'Other OS' support out?!

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga