The US Air Force’s Condor Project is a supercomputer unlike any other, in that it consists of 1,716 networked PlayStation 3 consoles. It “was created for the Air Force for its image processing tasks; it’s considered one of the top forty fastest computers in the world, despite its video game brains.” Click here for more pictures.
The Condor is supposed to help process all of the Air Force’s recent aerial photos. Snapping up the photos via satellites isn’t a problem. It’s finding something useful in them.