A small chip-design firm will unveil a new processor Tuesday it says will transform ordinary desktop PCs and laptops into supercomputers.
The new chip is a parallel processor capable of performing 25 billion floating-point operations per second, or 25 gigaflops.
An ordinary desktop PC outfitted with six PCI cards, each containing four of the chips, would perform at about 600 gigaflops (or more than half a teraflop).
At this level of performance, the PC would qualify as one of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. -- Wired News
Sounds sweet to me.
I need a new tower.