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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2008 vol. 10)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 84-87
Jakub Kurzak , University of Tennessee
Alfredo Buttari , French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA)
Piotr Luszczek , MathWorks
Jack Dongarra , University of Tennessee
The heart of the Sony PlayStation 3, the STI CELL processor, wasn't originally intended for scientific number crunching, just as the PlayStation 3 itself wasn't meant primarily to serve such purposes. Yet, both these items could impact the high-performance computing world. This introductory article takes a closer look at the cause of this potential disturbance.
technologies, high-performance computing, gaming, simulation, PlayStation 3, STI CELL

P. Luszczek, J. Kurzak, A. Buttari and J. Dongarra, "The PlayStation 3 for High-Performance Scientific Computing," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 10, no. , pp. 84-87, 2008.
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