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Sony PS3 Firmware Update to cause severe headache to US Air Force
You have probably heard about Sony’s recent firmware update (Firmware 3.30) which nicely prepares your PS3 gaming console for 3D gaming but with it also disabling it to run any OS other than this latest one (GameOS). It may not be much of a concern for us, the consumers who got their PS3 for Gaming purposes, anyways. But it is not the same case with US Air Force research Lab who as you may remember from our news back in November 2009 “US Air Force acquiring 2,200 Sony Play Station 3 to enhance its “Super Computer” , use thousands of PS3 in clusters for other purposes. Likewise, institutions using PS3 for scientific purposes are affected as they also have been using Linux OS instead of the Game OS. As with this sudden ban for Sony to protect its copyrighted content, in case of an imminent problem or if one device dies, it will be interrupting their ongoing-researches. And It is simply because there seems to be no solution as the new hardware and even the refurbished one will be coming with the latest firmware.
It seems acquiring PS3 for cost-effective reasons will ironically turn out to be effectively costly for them.