$99 Super Computer

From: Jonathan Calloway 
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http://www.zdnet.com/parallella-the-99-linux-supercomputer-7000014036/


Jonathan Calloway

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=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ 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? *- Chad W. Smith*

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Im guessing it will act like a normal system until someone writes something that is parallel aware.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ My first thought is password cracking which is very suited to parallel processing. Stephen Haywood Owner, ASG Consulting CISSP, GSEC, OSCP T: @averagesecguy W: averagesecurityguy.info

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ If it doesn't support SLI why would I want it? *sarcasm*

=============================================================== From: michael pearson ------------------------------------------------------ 1 gig of ram *scuff * my phone has more

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Actually, as Chad brought up, I bet it would do fairly well at rendering

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ 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... Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 On Apr 16, 2013, at 12:51 PM, Stephen Kraus = wrote: rendering 64-core CPU =3D 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? wrote:

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ I think the point of this is education. I have access to an 80-way server at work, and have messed around with doing some multiprocessing on it. However, this little guy would be just (well, almost) as interesting to play with, and costs less than 0.5% of the cost of that server. I'd get one!

=============================================================== From: "Daniel L. Appleget" ------------------------------------------------------ How come when I posted about this in February I got not one reply? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adapteva/parallella-a-supercomputer-for-everyone?ref=category

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Nah, the AMD/ATI Radeons have more processing power. What I want to see is m= ore easily accessible parallel process code frameworks. Nvidia's CUDA and O= penCL are good but hard to get started with. -AW 's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." : e CPU =3D 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 th= ing?

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Same reason folks are blowing it off now. No direct application to their immediate needs. No offense to anyone. -AW