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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](http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/07/technology/07compute.html?ex=1315281600&en=a55fa8d517e6a303&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss) 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.

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