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Patriot Shows off So Called Fastest System on The Planet

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  1. Darksaber

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    The guys at patriot have an interesting demo up and running. They managed to build the worlds fastest PC, using five LSI controllers to connect forty SSDs to them. The system manages a sustained 155,000 IOPS/s This may not give you and idea about the actual speed, but we were given a great example. Ripping a Blu-Ray takes 2-3 hours on a good PC. It takes a mere 0.9 seconds on this one. Yes, less than "one Mississippi". For all of you wanting to build a system like this, be prepared to spend around 60,000 US Dollars on it.

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    Besides that they are showing off some of their memory, and a small device called "Gear box", which is a dual USB 2.0 to Ethernet adapter which can be used as a file server or print server. The unit goes for a mere 49 US Dollars. On top of that, they have a few SDXC cards on display as well.

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    I think I just shit myself. :twitch:


    Stupid speed.


    'nuff said.
     
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    Ripping a Blu-Ray in under 1 Second? BullSh*t.

    There isn't an optical drive fast enough to pull the entire contents of the Blu-Ray off the disc in under 1 Second.

    Well maybe they are talking about encoding it. BullSh*t!

    Even the fastest dual-processor system possible, and it is obvious they are using a dual-processors system, does not have the processing horsepower to encode an entire Blu-Ray into any other format in under 1 Second.

    They are probably just saying moving it from one part of the array to the other is super fast. Yep!

    But moving it from one array to another, or even from one part of the array to a different part of the same array, isn't anything close to ripping the Blu-Ray.

    I like how, it looks like to me, they are using an old 8800GTS/8800GTX video card though...:D

    I remember seeing a YouTube video of this a few months back, before it was in a chassis. Had someone jumping with the SSDs on a trampoline while they were transferring data to and from them.
     
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    60,000 clams :eek:
     
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    I've seen faster.
     
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    what are the 60 grand for? one could build the same system for less then half
     
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    Its probably a "fair market" value. You get that built for you by someone it would be expensive but not no 60,000 bones.
     
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    This is why I don't understand enthusiasts. What are they planning on doing with this thing?

    If I find myself with $60000 one day and get an overpowering urge to move digital information around, I still wouldn't have gone this far.
     
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    Lol it only usefull for Game Devloper

    if it would worth 30k the pc to a Game studio who as 1 Billion $ it would be sure sound fun : aside of that who gonna buy that ?
     
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    so this computer isnt actually fast per say?:confused: it can just make a blue ray in under 1 sec. or am i wrong? it just has the fastest memory?

    And EDIT: WHERE IS THE CABLE MANAGEMENT PEOPLE! :roll:
     
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    Hahahahah Imagine this thing with IDE cables :laugh:
     
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    It properly would cost around 60k, 40 ssd and five raids cards with 2 minisas interface is ridiculously expensive especially since they would have to use enterprise grade hardware to get that kind of speed.
     
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    yes, but can it run crysis?
     
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    I was just waiting for someone to say this!:)
     
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    very stupid this..:D
     
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    No, I wasn't kidding earlier. HP has already shown off a cheaper quad-processor system using 11 Fusion-IO devices delivering over 1 million IOPS and 8GB/s of throughput.

    Supertalent, if you want to "wow", state the actual price and tune it to provide performance expected for that price. Anyone here can spend $3000 to get a pair of Fusion-IO PCIe SSDs + the system price to achieve what you're doing. And it could be done in 1U! Not this monster case.
     
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    they used a crap way of saying they can do 15GB/s peak write speeds.
     
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    40 256GB TorqX drives, thats $30,000 right there.

    5 LSI SAS PCI-E cards is another $2,500.

    The SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTH-6F-O board they used is another $600.

    The two Xeon W5590s is another $3,000.

    96GB of ECC Registered DDR3-1333 is another $6,000.

    The 1000w Antec Power supply they used is another $200.

    So, yeah, not exactly $60,000 but I would say $60,000 would probably be the price if you were trying to buy it pre-built.

    Considering they made the SSDs themselves, and this is nothing but a demo machine to show off how awesome their SSDs are, I don't think price really matters to them, and I don't think they spend $60,000 to make it either.
     
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    Congrats losers over at Patriot... You are indeed complete and utter tools.

    They should partner with Dell and really push alienware :laugh:

    ***I am very interested in this optical drive that reads an entire blu-ray disk in under a second.
    I should fuggin buy one and sue them for false advertisement.
     
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    lol I was gonna say.. but all of you guys pointed out so many epic fails in this I can only say one thing.

    No comment!
     
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    Maybe the examples by Patriot were a stretch, but at the end of the day, storage is the weakest link in any "fast" PC, and faster storage almost immediately makes the PC more responsive.
     
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    My tf2 server run faster then that.. thay have a server in there:laugh:
     
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    Heh, you try and manage the cables for SSD's!:eek:
     
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    60,000 gets you that and you still get no case fan or aftermarket heatsinks:banghead:. I would of thought watercooling would do the trick least
     

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