Originally Posted by tronn
maybe ms should ask sony to build them a ps3 server cluster.
I know you are only joking, but PS3s are way too weak to handle serving duties of this magnitude efficiently.
Yes, Sony is using PS3s to host Warhawk games. But each PS3 only has one thing to do, which is host a single game, which is all contained within the single console that is hosting the game.
For Live, their servers have to cull information about the 7 million people using their service. Then they have to serve database requests when people are looking at their friends lists, etc... Stuff like that takes a lot of memory, fast access to vast disk arrays, etc...