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Old 08-31-2007, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Someone posted this on the ubuntu forums...I felt I should share...

Wow, that looks so awesome...
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice, not so sure what it all means but a small supercomputer for just under 2.5k? Does that mean its way way way faster than the highest end quads or 8 cores?
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Wish we had more specs on that....
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Not sure, he built it using X2 3800+s...and according to Microwulf: Hardware Manifest he paid $165 each for them...

So, it looks like he bought the parts a while ago...I bet you could build it for closer to 1k now with some budget shopping...

Pay the same as him for motherboards ($80, though I bet you could get a better deal now) and use x2 3600+ brisbanes seriously overclocked...

and then use: Corsair 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory Kit (2 x 1024MB) at TigerDirect.com for ram instead of the $120 he paid a stick you pay $30...

$320
$240
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$816

And you spend $816 on what he spent $1972 for...

I bet you could easily cut it below $1200 for your own supercomputer...
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Why is it so powerful?
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4 dual core cpus and operates at 25 gflops...
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4 dual core cpus and operates at 25 gflops...
25gflops is equal to 25GHz?
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25gflops is equal to 25GHz?
Umm... no...
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