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October 21st, 2008, 09:32 PM #1Finally a decent desktop computer for me
bout darn time.
October 22nd, 2008, 11:55 AM #2
Wow !! I just want to find some place that has one of these beasts and try it out !
October 22nd, 2008, 12:10 PM #3
October 22nd, 2008, 12:17 PM #4Originally Posted by Greg Rice
Yeah !!! I would love to game on a PC like that...
October 22nd, 2008, 10:06 PM #5
"Cray did not release performance specs on the CX1"
.... so how fast is it?
The definition of "super computer" has changed over time....
I always wondered what would happen if somone actually sat on what looked like a padded bench around the old Crays.
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October 22nd, 2008, 10:20 PM #6
Been there done that
October 23rd, 2008, 02:04 PM #7
Wow what a monster!
October 23rd, 2008, 04:04 PM #8
Seymour Cray's Big Box
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Sitting on a Cray XMP or the later YMP wasn't all that comfortable.. Very cold in fact (the framework itself was chilled to help the machine run faster).
What's really interesting is there was an article on Slashdot a few months ago where someone put 12 quad dualcore computers into a box he bought from IKEA. It only consumed 400 Watts running and he was doing animation rendering on it.
I've been thinking of attempting to scale that up to a full rack to test out in the datacenter.. One of my guys even told me how "googly" it would be.
Yes, I'm a geek.....
October 23rd, 2008, 11:23 PM #9
heat is still a problem in datacenters,
A few years ago in HP's Atlanta datacenter, they actually had dedicated AC units that they pointed directly at some equipment because it was generating so much heat it was taking itself and the surrounding equipment out on a daily basis. This wasn't a tiny datdcenter, it was longer and wider than a football field... row after row of racks of everything you could think of (though the network stuff was all off to one side of the room) .
One floor was internal stuff, another was for equipment we were running for others.
With all that equipment they never planned on some of it producing so much heat that the logical fix of direct external venting was no longer possible (underground on 3 sides, feet of cement on the other). And if multipul AC units went out things got ugly real fast.
October 23rd, 2008, 11:25 PM #10
I'm glad you found the one that's right for you~Rhia7 -- Remember the 7
October 24th, 2008, 10:58 AM #11
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