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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."

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Gamespot-equals-EGM3308d ago (Edited 3308d ago )

Just silly. This isn't a desktop, its a server rack. A '72 processor' cluster? Sounds like a server to me.

Bonsai12143308d 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it'll be outdated in 2 months...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.

Fezthebest3307d 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."

Drano3308d ago

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.

LONEWOLF2313308d ago (Edited 3308d 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!

Meus Renaissance3308d 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.

LONEWOLF2313308d ago

At least you'll be set for future programs and games!

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