Look! A Supercomputer That Fits Under Your Desk

Look! A Supercomputer That Fits Under Your Desk

Range Govindan
Sep 23, 2008

It's amazing to see how fast technology evolves. Supercomputers have always been gigantic. Cray has come up with a supercomputer that will fit underneath your desk. It's called the CX1. Soon, we will see houses and homes run by supercomputers, being able to do what PCs aren't yet able to do. With one centralized supercomputer, you will just need terminals all over your house, not a whole bunch of different computers.

Cray and Microsoft announced a partnership to produce the CX1, a supercomputer that will run on Windows HPC Server 2008. The CX1 packs 16 Intel Xeon processors, either dual or quad-core, with 8 supercomputing nodes that can accommodate 64GB of memory per node. Internal storage tops out at 4TB. Prices range from $4,000 to $85,000.

[via Gizmodo]

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