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Submitted by MrSwede 2750d ago | news

SiCortex intros SC072 Catapult, 72 processor cluster for $15000

Gadgetopia.com writes:

"You think your desktop hardware is fast, buddy? Look what sits inside this little desktop tower, just in case I have to accurately model a hurricane season or something. Note the processor count and RAM numbers.

The SiCortex SC072 "Catapult" is the personal version of the SiCortex family of revolutionary HPC computer systems. The system is a complete 72-processor cluster packaged in a whisper-quiet, low-power desk side cabinet using less than 200 watts of power. Each SC072 has a 48-GByte memory system, 2-gigabit Ethernet ports, and up to three (3) optional PCI Express cards, each operating at a peak speed of 2 GBytes/sec. The cabinet has space for up to six (6) industry-standard disk drives.

This is the desktop version of their SC5832 which is a Top500 machine running over 1,000 nodes and 8TB of RAM." (PC, Tech)

BloodySinner  +   2750d ago
Expensive.
Gamespot-equals-EGM  +   2750d ago
***YAWN***
Just silly. This isn't a desktop, its a server rack. A '72 processor' cluster? Sounds like a server to me.
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Bonsai1214  +   2750d ago
it'll be outdated in 2 months... cause thats how the pc market works :-p

anyways, 8gb of ram? wow.. highly impressive. that rig is perfect for media purposes.
JustCallMeDaddy  +   2750d ago
dude...
It says 8TB of ram
Fezthebest  +   2750d ago
well the one this article is talking about is the model SC072 which has 8gb of ram.
"This is the desktop version of their SC5832 which is a Top500 machine running over 1,000 nodes and 8TB of RAM."
pizzavideogames  +   2750d ago
I'm looking for a new PC...
Will it run Crysis?
Drano  +   2750d ago
I'd say...
This baby would run two games of Crysis at once and still have plenty of memory left for a game of Solitaire while they load!

Jump Beyond.
LONEWOLF231  +   2750d ago
I think this could run Crysis,COD4 and Kane&Lynch at the same time without breaking a sweat! This RIG is a monster, that 72 cluster Processor makes the Cell look like a 6510 processor! Now all you will need is a good GPU but if you can afford this monster im pretty sure you could afford a good GPU!
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Meus Renaissance  +   2750d ago
I thought my PC was decent with 4GB of RAM. But that thing has what, 8,000GB of RAM? What is the point of buying a machine where there aren't applications to make use of even 1% of its potential.
LONEWOLF231  +   2750d ago
At least you'll be set for future programs and games!
akaFullMetal  +   2750d ago
to run everygame possible all at once without a hitch, pretty much having a library of games and movies, all at your disposal without any loading, thats nice
jaja1434  +   2750d ago
And yet I bet Bill Gates would look at that thing and say "enh it's barely as good as my PC thats in the kitchen refrigerator door."
PopEmUp  +   2749d ago
For me
My 2gb of ram PC still run smoothly for Gear Of war and Crysis and Bioshock so I don't thin there is a point of buying such a computer with a retarded price btw with that money I can even buy a decent car while I'm in college
hoklee  +   2749d ago
holy **** you're able to hack not only the nasa but the alien as well haha

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