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Author Topic: Desktop Supercomputer  (Read 6356 times)

easuter

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Desktop Supercomputer
« on: July 11, 2007, 04:42:28 pm »

http://www.eng.umd.edu/media/pressreleases/pr062607_supercomputer.html

Cool eh?  :)
You can imagine, 100 x 100mhz scalable processors mounted in parallel provides an obscene amount of processing power for a desktop computer!

Hope that it is opened up to everyone to take advantage of in the future, MS is already taking a keen interest in it (finally something Vista can run on  :D)
« Last Edit: July 11, 2007, 04:48:19 pm by easuter »
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 05:05:54 pm »

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The prototype device's physical hardware attributes are strikingly ordinary—standard computer components executing at 75 MHz.
Amazing. Once again, intelligence over the force.
We could install vector in one of these, and all of us login remotely to that box. No more support problems. Who wants the root password? :D
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 07:11:45 am »

Imagine a Beowulf Cluster of those suckers.
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 08:13:23 am »

This is great, so long as the technology is not bought and made proprietary by some rich corporation.  :-\
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 12:19:36 pm »

The only bad think I spotted right away is that M$ is already all over it... soon they will buy out the patents and call it "Microsoft Doors".

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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 12:46:58 pm »

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Imagine a Beowulf Cluster of those suckers.

Indeed!  And after several months of number munching, the answer would still be 42!

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soon they will ... call it "Microsoft Doors"

Actually, when they saw all the cpu fans, they considered making a new, web-based kitchen appliance called "Microsoft Toasters."

They embedded MS Windows CE, gave it an IP address, and PINGed it. 
But the toast returned a "denial of service" message
- when The Bill heard, the developers were, well, er ahh, you know...

TOAST
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 12:59:26 pm »

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Indeed!  And after several months of number munching, the answer would still be 42!

Another "Hitchhikers" fan eh?  :D :D
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 01:27:29 pm »

"...And just what was the original question?" ;D ;D
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 10:54:57 am »

"How many roads must a man walk down?" or something like that.

We may yet know the answer if Vogons don't wipe us out first.
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Re: Desktop Supercomputer
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2007, 11:52:10 am »

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if Vogons don't wipe us out first.

Vogons?

Virtual Logons - those pretending to be human, but are in fact virtual? In the old newsgroup days, they were called "Devil Bunnies." :o

Who knows, maybe this Supercomputer has ulterior motives ... maybe the Vampire Penguines are really cyborgs - and they are planning to download Bill Gates' Brain into one of these machines running VL?!?  :o

Well, OK, that would raise a SIGSEGV protection fault :P :P
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