Things might have worked out differently in Jurassic Park is they had one of these babies. The Cray CX1 is basically a 24 core Intel Xeon CPU cluster running Windows HPC with 24 gig of RAM and 4 Terrabytes of disk, combined with a Windows 7 Blade Server and Nvidia Quadro FX GPU with 240 parallel cores and 4 gigs of memory. If that doesn't float your boat, you can skip the Xeons and go with and an all Nvidia Tesla GPU setup which spews out a whopping 4 terraflops....hold on to your butts indeed. All this in a dorm fridge sized box sold by Dell starting at around $8k for the chassis - each blade unit will run you another $8k.
Bizarre Nasty Star is Being Devoured by its Companion - Astronomers are calling it the “Nasty 1,” but the hefty, rapidly aging star that shines in the center of the image above sure is beautiful. It’s also dam...
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