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Icon 14 posted September 16, 2008 17:51      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Anyone see this? Finally, you too can own your very own personal Supercomputer!

That's right, kids, why go to a Ph.D. to have your genome sequenced when you can do it right at home while you watch Sesame Street!

Cray, with Intel and Microsoft, just put out a "deskside" supercomputer running Windows HPC Server 2008.

The CX1 can be configured with up to 8 nodes and 16 Xeon DP 5200/5400-series processors (LGA771), which are available in dual-core and quad-core flavors, 1.86 to 3.40 GHz and TDP power consumption levels of 40 to 150 watts. A high-end CX1 would include 64 Xeon cores, 4 TB of internal storage and 512 GB of memory (64 GB per node). A spokesperson told us that the CX1 is designed as a deskside supercomputers (dimensions: 12.2 x 17.5 x 35.5), which can be stacked up to three cases high, which means you could stretch these systems to up to 192 Xeon cores under your desk.
It only costs, depending on configuration, anywhere from $25,000 to $60,000. Hey, who needs to pay back those student loans?

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Only 25K, you say... oh well, time to pimp Momma again.

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A Cray running Windows.

So you get the Blue Screen of Death really really fast?

I'm not normally like this, but then I'm not normally normal.

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