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2008.7: The PlayStation 3 for High Performance Scientific Computing

2008.7: Jakub Kurzak, Alfredo Buttari, Piotr Luszczek and Jack Dongarra (2008) The PlayStation 3 for High Performance Scientific Computing.

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The heart of the Sony PlayStation 3, the STI CELL processor, was not originally intended for scientific number crunching, and the PlayStation 3 itself was not meant primarily to serve such purposes. Yet, both these items may impact the High Performance Computing world. This introductory article takes a closer look at the cause of this potential disturbance.

Item Type:MIMS Preprint
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Appears also as Technical Report UT-CS-08-608, Department of Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, January 2008.

Subjects:MSC 2000 > 65 Numerical analysis
MSC 2000 > 68 Computer science
MIMS number:2008.7
Deposited By:Ms Ellen Pickett
Deposited On:08 February 2008

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