PS3 based super-computing cluster on Linux

As many people know Yellow Dog Linux, from Terra Soft, now runs on the Cell engine in Sony's PS3. That's very cool, but the thing many people may not realize is that Terra Soft isn't so much in the yellow dog business as it is in the supercomputing and life sciences software businesses.

Thus Terra Soft's recent announcement: Terra Soft to Build World's First Cell-Based Supercomputer is focused on the use of the PS3 hardware to run bioscience software, not on its ability to run Linux - an orientation that should be of interest to the folks at the University of Cincinnati Genome Research Institute whose IT people have embarked on a lonely quest to port and maintain similar software for Windows.

PS3 based super-computing cluster on Linux.

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