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News ASTRA unveils octo-GPU supercomputer

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Awesome :clap:
    It reminds me of the xbox server that was going round a little while back.
    Interesting that they seem to be using XP. I suppose they could be using XP x64 but if not they would be rather limiting themselves.
     
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  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Sweet jesus.

    That Armorsuit has a lot of internal space.

    And, who can say no to insane hardware being put to good use in the medical field?
     
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    Those cards must be boiling.
     
  5. Mentai

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    How can they not run just one crysis benchmark? How?!?
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    because its an AMD board no sli on AMD boards
     
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    i remember reading somewhere that it has 8Gb of ram so i assume its running xp64

    looks good though, maybe within another year graphics cards will be sufficiently powerfull to render that stuff in real
     
  8. DXR_13KE

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    those crazy Belgians!!!!

     
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    Yep

    Edit: Damn nice cabling job they did there I must add.
     
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    Love the bit of Crysis they are playing in that video :D
    It must be so tempting to borrow the PC for the weekend!
     
  11. [USRF]Obiwan

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    Hell yeah! who needs a CPU anyway
     
  12. bowman

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    'The ASTRA desktop supercomputer won't win any design awards'

    Lian Li case is nice enough, cable management is great - sure, it has no case mods, but it's a damn sight better looking than the average desktop PC.
     
  13. yuusou

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    its actually really affordable for what it is. i'd like to know the temperature in that thing tho, specially with some heavy gpu usage.
     
  14. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Now we know that there's more than one crazy Belgian out there... :hehe:

    It'd be possible to connect quad 9800GX2 to a motherboard like the P5N64 WS Professional by using a PEG flexible extender. They could get SLI, SAS and Intel Core2 Quad by doing so...

    I'm curious to know how well does the FASTRA performs against the Tesla series. It'd definitely show if they are worth the money or not...

    Starting at 90º C :eeek: according to the site....
     
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    i love the classy double pack stack of paper monitor stand.
     
  16. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    but an 512 cpu/node system would use more power then this pc is useing for the task its doing
     
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