Running Processor Intensive Program On PS3 Viable?
I have written a C++ program for analysing a large amount of data which has a fairly long run time on my Athlon 64 4000+. I was considering moving the program to the PS3 so I could run 6 instances (one for each core) processing different blocks of data. The program uses very little memory (1.6MB running in Windows) so the memory wouldn't be an issue, but it is very processor intensive.
I don't know much about Linux or what the PS3 is capable of and basically wanted to ask if this is a viable solution?
If it would work how long would it take for someone who has very little experience Linux to get it installed and get the program building and running? Is it just a case of going through an installation routine, creating a make file, compiling and running it?
Sorry this is a bit vague question but I just wanted to confirm using the PS3 was a workable solution before I bought one. Thanks for any advice you can offer.