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ASUS et. al. Introduce Tesla and Nehalem Xeon Powered Desktop Supercomputer

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a new species just born!!!
 
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What a "Monster". Look at that CPU cooler. It is massive.

Shame they didnt use a Nehalem-EP platform. It wouldnt have cost any more if just populated with one CPU... but would give an upgrade path.

I agree that dual Xeons are silly for a SINGLE application when running technical code over 3x Teslas, however, with a second CPU, you could run VMware and virtualise the whole thing... allowing the workstation to be used for other stuff while the research runs are completed in the virtual machine. (Dedicate one CPU to virtual machine, the other to regular use).

That computer is going to get hot and therefore noisy. I'm surprised they didnt choose to rackmount it, or at least have an even bigger case with noise insulation and better airflow management. That case looks nice but doesnt look designed for cooling 3x Teslas, a GPU, and a big CPU.
 

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'guaranteed to overheat on stock clocks!'

(those cards look packed in really tight)
 
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Yeah but can it fold? Gimmie 24hours of straight folding and we'll see if this deserves a Supercomputer title.
 
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Considering that NVIDIA cards fold very well, I believe since this is the king of folding right here. :p
 
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What a "Monster". Look at that CPU cooler. It is massive.
If am not wrong, its the same i have, Asus (of course) Triton - 88. Looks the same, has blue LED fan, and six heatpipes. :D
 
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a supercomputer which will be spanked in GPGPU performance in a few short months by a Fermi SLI system lol.

this is not all that impressive considering silverstone built a rig with 2 295's and 2 9800GX2's folding in their raven II case. But it is the only pre-built on the market that offers these specs so I guess thats a plus.
 
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But can it play crysis? Huurrr durrrrr :roll:
 
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a supercomputer which will be spanked in GPGPU performance in a few short months by a Fermi SLI system lol.

this is not all that impressive considering silverstone built a rig with 2 295's and 2 9800GX2's folding in their raven II case. But it is the only pre-built on the market that offers these specs so I guess thats a plus.
I didnt realize Furbys could fold.
 

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how much would this cost if you bought all the parts individually online? $5,000 ?
 

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a supercomputer which will be spanked in GPGPU performance in a few short months by a Fermi SLI system lol.

this is not all that impressive considering silverstone built a rig with 2 295's and 2 9800GX2's folding in their raven II case. But it is the only pre-built on the market that offers these specs so I guess thats a plus.
the 295s and gx2s are no where near the sheer power of the teslas.
 
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Can you even buy teslas?
 
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