Cray releases its smallest supercomputer ever and it comes loaded with Windows.
If you have ever dreamed of having your own supercomputer before, it looks like now is your chance. Cray, the supercomputer company, has just released its smallest supercomputer ever and with a price tag to match. While still not exactly cheap, the new Cray CX1 can be configured to be relatively consumer affordable, priced at about the cost of a new Kia sedan. Such a stripped-down configuration though will only buy a basic system featuring a pair of Intel Xeon processors and one very nice system enclosure. Considering that the enclosure alone costs about $9,000, a truly realistic configuration would probably start closer to $25,000 and then quickly go up from there.