Mercury Computer Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) recently released the MultiCore Plus(TM) SDK for PS3 – Base Package. The software development kit enables application developers to unleash the Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3) game console for low-cost, high-speed computing. The MultiCore Plus SDK for PS3 – Base Package is available now for US$399 per seat license through Terra Soft Solutions.
The PS3 and its Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor have gained worldwide recognition as revolutionary technologies with profound capabilities reaching beyond the gaming market. As the first company to bring the Cell BE processor into commercial and military markets, Mercury is now opening the door to affordable, high-performance computing for a broad range of applications. Using Mercury’s proven development environment, developers in research labs, universities, gaming, financial services, oil & gas, electronic data automation, video compression, biotech, and other areas can explore the highest performing potential of Cell BE processor-based computing using PS3 devices.