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PlayStation (Games)

US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144 144

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."

Comment: Re:waiting game (Score 1) 102 102

Apple is the single point of contact for all updates to their systems.

Any files/libraries needed in addition to the drivers would come from apple during the same update. Assuming they provide one.

It's of of the nice things about apple and it's one of the most frustrating when you find there is a bug

Comment: Re:Incompetence By Design (Score 1) 449 449

Far as I know, in Canada, the bill keeps dying cause we have an election every 45 minutes. Lucky us I guess. As to why it would be worse, my guess is because we have government that is willing to bend over to ensure that exports don't stop and money keeps flowing into the country. The "little guy" is always eager to show the "big boys" he's willing to play by their rules by going one step further. Canada has a massive inferiority complex, to the point where we get excited when someone/something Canadian is mentioned on TV or becomes popular. It's sad.

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.

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