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Supercomputing

+ - Concept: A New Generation of Supercomputers->

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Steve Kerrison
Steve Kerrison writes: "With the power of CPUs ever-increasing and the number of cores in a system increasing too, having a supercomputer sat under your desk is no longer a pipe dream. But generally speaking, the extreme high end of modern computing consists of a big ugly box housing that generates a lot of noise. A UK system integrator has developed a concept PC that blows that all away. The eXtreme Concept PC (XCP) has quite a romantic design story, with inspiration coming from concept cars and the sarcophagus-like Cray T90. The end result is a system that resembles a Cylon — computing power never looked so ominous. Although just a concept, the company behind the design reckons there could be a (small) market for the systems, with varying levels of compute power accompanied by appropriate (say, LN2) cooling."
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Concept: A New Generation of Supercomputers

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