NYT Article: I.B.M. to Build Supercomputer Powered by Video Game Chips

Published: 07 Sep 2006


John Markoff of the New York Times writes:

"The Department of Energy said Wednesday that it had awarded I.B.M. a contract to build a supercomputer capable of 1,000 trillion calculations a second, using an array of 16,000 Cell processor chips that I.B.M. designed for the coming PlayStation 3 video game machine."

The article goes on to say how the computer industry has transformed to where it is now being driven largely by consumer-centric technologies.

The new machine will be called "Roadrunner"....I love it.