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robsonde
11-12-2002, 06:31 PM
check this link about a super computer in NZ

http://xtramsn.co.nz/technology/0,,7937-1987232,00.html

thats a lot of computer!!

BTW if anyone wants one I priced it at about $200K :-)

vk_dre
11-12-2002, 06:52 PM
that's sweet, wot graphics card(s) would it have? I bet it also has a massive flatscreen LCD. Wot kinda fan would u need for 132 processors? :D

agent
11-12-2002, 08:14 PM
How about making it the server for 20 hours of gaming....

robsonde
11-12-2002, 08:56 PM
I have seen a 48 inch plasma screen for $11,000 :-)

I have a feeling that the power drain would cost lots of $$

let me see.......

300W draw for each box * 132 boxs = 39600w

39.6KWh @ 15 cent per unit = $5.94 per hour

or $4336.2 per month..........

TonyF
11-12-2002, 09:09 PM
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> BTW if anyone wants one I priced it at about $200K
Now if only a handful of Press F1 readers hooked you up together with a common OS such as the dreaded Linux, you would have your present for Xmas .....

Elephant
11-12-2002, 09:12 PM
Only THAT much?

I'll have two!! :-)

After I have worked another two-three hundred years.

Chilling_Silence
12-12-2002, 08:28 AM
With that kind of computing power, you could host servers for the world!

Graham L
12-12-2002, 02:19 PM
I think they paid about $250,000. It's still a cheap supercomputer. The running costs include electricity, and air conditioning. They have probably put it in a mainframe-sized machine room. (One of the Crays used about 30 kW of power. I'm not sure how much the Burroughs 5900 used, but it was on three phase power, and there was a 4000 amp 5V supply. )

The screen is whatever you have on your desk while you are using this beast.

BTW ... Beowulf is Linux. It started at NASA where some of the people couldn't get money for a new computer out of the managment. But they had a lot of 486s in a store room, which all had Ethernet cards. It grew from that.

Susan B
12-12-2002, 02:53 PM
And as always, it will be nothing special in ten years time compared to what they'll have then.