Mercury turns PS3 game console into Cell multicore design platform
Chelmsford, Mass. – Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. has just released its MultiCore Plus SDK for PS3 ” Base Package, designed to allow Cell Broadband Engine (CBE) application developers to adapt the Sony PLAYSTATION (PS3) game console to the needs for low-cost, high-speed computing.
“We've seen a tremendous amount of interest in leveraging the PS3 as a Cell development system and as a compute node for lightweight, high-performanceclusters,” said Kai Staats, CEO of Terra Soft Solutions.
“With the Mercury MultiCore Plus SDK for PS3, the PS3 gaming console, and Terra Soft's Yellow Dog Linux operating system, users can affordably dive into thepower of the Cell BE processor.”
The MultiCore Plus SDK for PS3 – Base Package is available now for US$399 per seat license.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.