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Fixstars announces new version of HPC software suite for PlayStation

Today Fixstars announced the release of Y-HPC 2.1 for Sony PlayStation, bringing with it all the updates from Yellow Dog Enterprise Linux v6.1.

From the release

Y-HPC provides the next generation of ps3vram for fast, temporary file storage or swap using PS3 video RAM. This version of ps3vram is up to 50% faster than prior versions and automatically enabled as swap.

The faster ps3vram feature has enabled Dr. Gaurav Khanna, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, in his Black Hole research using a cluster of PS3s.

“The built-in and configured ps3vram-swap patch has perhaps been the most major benefit thus far,” states Dr. Khanna. “It makes something that was otherwise quite challenging doable in a reasonable amount of time. And that is potentially going to be extremely useful to me and to other PS3 cluster users.”

More information in the release, and at the website.

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