i've read many things about the cell-cpu (featured in ps3 for example) and it's power. a professor at a university is using 8 ps3's to calculate black holes (and the clustered cell cpu power is equivalent to 200 cpu's of a supercomputer he previously had to use he said). and it seems that intel is still a year or two away to get on par with the cell. however i don't quite understand ibm. why didn't they put the cell-cpu in workstations? ps3 sell for around $400, it's not like it's too expensive. i heard they're starting or started to put cell's into blade servers, but why not in workstations? it seems like they'd have huge advantage over intel's core2/4/ franchise. is it because of software compatibility? linux definately runs on it. and i've seen linux demo's on ps3 with all possible apps running, so it seems it's all fine. it seems rather disappointing that such a great cpu-brand like the cell didn't make it into more useful distribution other than gaming, no?