A Supercomputer for Everybody?

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A Supercomputer for Everybody?

cray cx1_photo.jpg Microsoft and Cray are set to unveil the Cray CX1, a compact supercomputer running Windows HPC Server 2008.

The pair is expected to tout the new offering as "the most affordable supercomputer Cray has ever offered," with pricing starting at $25,000. (That is amazing!)

The CX1 combines compute, storage and visualization in a single integrated system that's designed for non-traditional environments like labs or offices. If space is a problem, not to worry, it's compact enough to fit in a broom closet.  Perfect for home!

How can you get one?! It's as easy as shopping on Amazon.com. You can go online, order the CX1 system using a configurator and pay with credit card.

Microsoft's official launch of Windows HPC (High Performance Computing) Server 2008 is slated for September 22 in New York. Windows HPC Server 2008 is the high-end SKU of Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 family. Microsoft is positioning the product as an alternative to Linux, which has gained a solid following in the high-end computing market. 

More at ZDNet.


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