It seems like people are constantly trying to figure out ways to use the PlayStation 3 in esoteric manners. We have Linuxed PS3s, ray-tracing PS3s
, cancer curing PS3s
and now we have SkyNet PS3s. According to KNDU News
, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are hard at work harnessing the power of the PS3 for national security purposes.
The company is trying to harness the Cell-powered device to develop new video tools that would allow for things like increased facial recognition and automated security camera monitoring. In the article, the researchers mention that a single PS3 has about a quarter of the power as their lab's 8,000 square foot supercomputer. So this should allow them to massively increase their computational power without having to make a similarly massive investment.
I for one welcome our new PlayStation 3 overlords and their all seeing eye
. Now if they would just gift us with some games ...