IBM Uses Gaming Chip for Data Centers

Sony won't be the only company using the power of the Cell processor this year. IBM has announced that it will be adapting the chip, which will also be used in Sony's PS3, for its new, high-end "BladeCenter" computer servers.

This is the first time that the Cell chip, which is known for its intense graphics engine—it can render whole cities and landscapes in seconds—will be used in a commercial application by Big Blue. The company will also be licensing it out to military equipment maker Mercury Computer Systems Inc. Talk about War Games.

IBM launches business computers based on game chip [Reuters]