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News ASTRA builds 13-GPU supercomputer

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Dec 2009.

  1. ZERO <ibis>

    ZERO <ibis> Minimodder

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    That is my desktop minus the watercooling! They got my m/b and everything! Well at least I know my system potential.
     
  2. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    +1
     
  3. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    "FASTRA II features an impressive thirteen general purpose graphics processing cores for a total performance of twelve teraflops"

    You know who to call, when you need a machine to crack your forgotten admin password!
     
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  4. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    I know it is intended for folding and hardcore number crunching.
    BUT come on! Look at that tiny screen :p
     
  5. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    screen is only there so they can start up the program required for folding i guess

    wts networking then they wouldnt even need that lol
     
  6. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    it's running linux, we all know using a screen or a GUI on linux is for wimps :D
     
  7. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    you beat me too it :miffed:
     
  8. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    how do the cards keep cool that close?
     
  9. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

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    It sounds like they keep the side of the case, so all the cards can raw in fresh air easily, and then expell it mostly out the back. Id imagine some of the card in the middle of the stack would gt pretty hot after long usage, but the fans can ramp up to insane speeds on such cards and noise isnt an issue.
     
  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    150 of those and it'd be the fastest supercomputer in the world.
     
  11. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    But the supercomputing chaps mostly care about double precision performance, and in that role the GTX 295 only achieves 149 GFLOPS, hence the need for Fermi. Also certain tasks run really poorly on a GPU, compared to a CPU.
     
  12. linkdiablo

    linkdiablo What's a Dremel?

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    Asus is preparing the Mars 2 : dual GTX480 on a stick, thsi should solve any deficiencies the GTX295 has I believe. I need this setup
     
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