Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th May 2011 22:41 UTC
Games "It all began when a young man named George Hotz began to work on the PlayStation 3, trying to gain access to the machine in a way that made Sony uncomfortable. In response, Sony removed the OtherOS functionality of the PlayStation 3 in a mandatory update, and the hacking community was not happy with this decision, resulting in a sort of cold war. PS3 hackers have once again gained the upper hand: Linux has been returned to the PlayStation 3."
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RE: Wonderfully uninformed
by Nth_Man on Sat 7th May 2011 00:01 UTC in reply to "Wonderfully useless"
Nth_Man
Member since:
2010-05-16

I used to think those console hacks were great but when we come down to it, it's really just hacking for the sake of hacking.

As it was already written:
Cell is still one of the cheapest multicore processors around, and an even better deal when you consider that it also comes with a bluray player.

You show me where I can buy an eight core computer with a bluray player for under $500.

And see what US Air Force do, for example:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-12-air-playstation-3s-supercompute...
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/345642/Air_Force_Taps_PlaySt...
http://www.google.es/search?hl=es&q=us%20air%20force%20...

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RE[2]: Wonderfully uninformed
by WorknMan on Sat 7th May 2011 00:19 in reply to "RE: Wonderfully uninformed"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

You show me where I can buy an eight core computer with a bluray player for under $500.


Not to mention an HDMI port, a GPU you can actually play modern games on, and a form factor that fits nicely in an entertainment center.

Note: This is not a rhetorical question. I would love to get a PS3, but I don't want to jump through hoops to fully unlock it. But if I could get a real HTPC with comparable specs for about the same price, I would.

Edited 2011-05-07 00:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Wonderfully uninformed
by moondevil on Sat 7th May 2011 01:45 in reply to "RE: Wonderfully uninformed"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Nowadays the cell is easily beaten by a modest GPU using CUDA, STREAM or OpenCL.

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RE[3]: Wonderfully uninformed
by Nth_Man on Sat 7th May 2011 06:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Wonderfully uninformed"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Nowadays the cell is easily beaten by a modest GPU using CUDA, STREAM or OpenCL.

If you read the given links, you'll see what the US Air Force has done.


Easily beaten by a modest GPU

So we have to choose between those two possibilities:
- The US Air Force is not well informed.
- An internet commenter is not well informed.

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