Cray Unveils Its Smallest Super PC Ever

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magicandy

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[citation][nom]mtyermom[/nom]You would have preferred phenoms? [/citation]

I think he was referring to the fact that this is just a glorified workstation rather than an actual supercomputer with highly customized CPUs. And just two of them for $9000? Hell, even a Skulltrail could probably destroy this at thousands less.
 
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When Nehalem comes out that should shake things up in the HPC market. Also for any high intense calculations (only some kinds of calculations) one can also use a GPU based solution if possible, which is much cheaper than any CPU solution.
 

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Uh guys... Read the article.
"Considering that the enclosure alone costs about $9,000..."
The enclosure is $9k. Not the computer. That's expensive as fuck.
 

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It's easy to customize the machine on Cray's site to cost over $100K. Each node costs roughly between about $5K and $10K, and there is room for up to 8 nodes, depending on the type of node. There is almost no point in buying a configuration that costs less than a $25k, considering the base expenses.
 
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