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PS3’s Cell Processor Powers World’s Fastest Supercomputer

PS3’s Cell Processor Powers World’s Fastest Supercomputer

The United States’ nuclear stockpile in Los Alamos will soon be monitored by a powerful computer made out of parts you might have in your living room – the PlayStation 3’s Cell processor. Nicknamed the Roadrunner, the IBM-built supercomputer is comprised completely of off-the-shelf components, including nearly 7,000 dual-core AMD…