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USAF wants 300 40Gb PS3s

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Here. Apparently the American Air Force wants the machines because, "The processors in the Sony PlayStation 3 are the only brand on the market that utilizes the specific cell processor characteristics needed for this program at an acceptable cost."

If it says what "this program" is on that page, we can't see it because the whole thing is written in forcesese. But if you can simulate black holes colliding with 16 PS3s wired up, we expect the USAF can make some kind of Skynet disaster with 300 of them. So whatever you do, don't complete this contract.

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Patrick Garratt: Patrick Garratt is a games media legend - and not just by reputation. He was named as such in the UK's 'Games Media Awards', the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. After garnering experience on countless gaming magazines, he joined Eurogamer and later split from that brand to create VG247, putting the site on the map with fast, 24-hour a day coverage, and assembling the site's earliest editorial teams. He retired from VG247, and the games industry, in 2017.
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