Those looking to squeeze
a bit more utility
out of their PS3
need look no further than Mercury Computer Systems
, which has just released its MultiCore Plus SDK for Sony's latest console. The kit aims to enable application developers to harness the power of the Cell
(relatively) inexpensively, and the firm is marketing the product to research labs, universities, and other businesses that delve into electronic data automation, video compression, and biotechnology. Apparently, the software was designed to work hand-in-hand with Terra Soft's Yellow Dog Linux
operating system, and it can be snapped up now for slightly less
than a PS3 itself (in other words, $399 per seat).