By Spencer . March 30, 2009 . 9:50am
Sony and Stanford University are already running a distributed computing project on the PS3. It’s called Folding@home. Their next step? According to a trademark registered in the USPTO it looks like Sony has plans for Cloud Computing.
PS Cloud was registered by Sony Computer Entertainment for use with a cloud computing data center management software, communications software, broadcasting services, and a long list of other terms.
What can Sony do with Cloud Computing? With permission from a squad of volunteers they could allow users to share demos and other downloadable content. An idealistic solution to the widely publicized PSN bandwidth fees problem. PlayStation 3 game hosting responsibilities could be split up or the PS Cloud could lead to a cloud console like On Live where games are stored and rendered on far away servers. The PSP already has remote play connectivity with the PS3. Looking (and dreaming) one step forward it would be awesome if Sony the PS Cloud was used to stream music, movies, and technologically impossible games to the PSP by just sending a video stream and transferring button input online.