[Chugalug] $99 Super Computer

Aaron Welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 00:33:20 UTC 2013


Nah, the AMD/ATI Radeons have more processing power.  What I want to see is more easily accessible parallel process code frameworks.  Nvidia's CUDA and OpenCL are good but hard to get started with.

-AW

On Apr 16, 2013, at 1:14 PM, Phil Sieg <phil.sieg at gmail.com> wrote:

> 45 ghz/Ubuntu for $100....
> 
> Bitcoin mining. Seems like a $1000 cluster might be a hell of a miner?
> 
> Dunno about hash rate/ghz and parallel computing though...
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> On Apr 16, 2013, at 12:51 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Actually, as Chad brought up, I bet it would do fairly well at rendering
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> That's cool and all, but - #realtalk - what can it /do/?  I mean, 64-core CPU = instant geek cred, but other than that...  Can it run Crysis?  Can I render a 3D HDTV 2-hour video in 45 seconds?  What can you do with the thing?
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>>> - Chad W. Smith
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>>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM, Jonathan Calloway <jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>>> http://www.zdnet.com/parallella-the-99-linux-supercomputer-7000014036/
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