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The USAF purchased 2000 PS3 machines for its supreme number crunching ability at the time. This decision may however haunt the Air Force.

What it means for the USAF is that they are reliant on a consumer company for its military applications – as the 2000 PS3 units were not purchased to play games on but to run military simulations.

This was possible as Sony had included an Other OS option for developers but with its latest firmware Sony has completely removed support for this feature and removed it from the previous versions that still had the feature. The USAF is safe with using this feature for the meanwhile as it does not run firmware updates – its PS3 cluster is not connected to the web.

However, the USAF is concerned about sourcing parts as machines inevitably fail due to time and usage. Seems that buying off the shelf video consoles for military applications is not the best option even if it is cheap.

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Stuart Davidson

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