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toby
11-17-2008, 07:22 PM
But I doubt it
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/11/sgi_molecule_packs_10000_atom_cores_one_ton_of_awe someness.html

creativecontrol
11-17-2008, 07:46 PM
Nice to see SGI innovating again! I hope they can actually do it.

Hopper
11-17-2008, 07:47 PM
I'll take 2 please. (I need one for solitaire while the other renders).

IMI
11-17-2008, 08:10 PM
That thing's insane!

toby
11-17-2008, 09:32 PM
I like the 15TB per second memory bamdwidth :O
Could come in handy around the house.

biliousfrog
11-18-2008, 03:40 AM
You remember how much their workstations cost?...you'd need to be a Saudi oil tycoon to own one of them.

cresshead
11-18-2008, 07:37 AM
You remember how much their workstations cost?...you'd need to be a Saudi oil tycoon to own one of them.

give a few years and i'll pick one up from ebay...that's where i got my sgi 230 and i bought a silicon graphics 320 for 85...rrp was 4500+vat when released...

still....10,000 core should be handy for rendering!...look forward to seeing a youtube vid of it soon!

JeffrySG
11-18-2008, 07:47 AM
Yes, and it will heat your entire neighborhood too!

RollerJesus
11-18-2008, 08:10 AM
Yes, and it will heat your entire neighborhood too!

Nothing a little mineral oil can't fix...

toby
11-18-2008, 10:03 PM
give a few years and i'll pick one up from ebay...that's where i got my sgi 230 and i bought a silicon graphics 320 for 85...rrp was 4500+vat when released...
I paid $900 for one in 2001... 2002 I had to give it away... =P


Nothing a little mineral oil can't fix...
So you can deep-fry your neighborhood!

'10,000 cores in a computer the size of a desktop... cooling system the size of a bus!'

I'm picturing on of those city scenes at night where you see power grids shut down one by one... :D

AbnRanger
11-19-2008, 04:34 AM
It's not that bad, when you sell your house to buy one of those, they throw in a portable freezer to mount it in.

biliousfrog
11-19-2008, 06:38 AM
I must say that their case design's aren't what they were...although I guess that the plastic would melt

akademus
11-20-2008, 05:10 AM
Can it iron my clothes. I was so mad when I discovered that iPhone can't!

Speaking of... anyone care for an Apple (http://gizmodo.com/5090862/apple-apples-are-not-from-apple)?

biliousfrog
11-20-2008, 06:51 AM
Can it iron my clothes. I was so mad when I discovered that iPhone can't!

Speaking of... anyone care for an Apple (http://gizmodo.com/5090862/apple-apples-are-not-from-apple)?

no doubt they cost twice as much as the apples without the logo ;)

cresshead
11-20-2008, 05:04 PM
sgi and silicon graphics always went for the cutting edge of performance whereas apple went more for a nice looking computer case and the clean user interface of the o/s and the apple apps.

nice to see sgi is still cutting it's own pathway in hi tech and trying something different with off the self cpu's rather than designing their own.

The Dommo
11-20-2008, 05:51 PM
i used to love those SGI 320s! I wanted one soo bad when in my 1st year of university! *sigh* miss those 1999 days

toby
11-21-2008, 12:47 AM
give a few years and i'll pick one up from ebay...that's where i got my sgi 230 and i bought a silicon graphics 320 for 85...rrp was 4500+vat when released...
bleh, don't remind me... I bought a used Indigo in 2000 for $900... a year later I had to give it away =P

cresshead
11-21-2008, 05:24 AM
hey both of my ebay/cheapy puters are still running>>
silicon graphics 320 runs win nt4 and i have max 4 on it and discreet combustion
sgi 230 has max 7 on it and lightscape3.2

both also have an install of lightwave 7.5 on their hd's

now i don't use these pc's much currently but they're round for old projects and in case
i want some 'retro time'!

Elmar Moelzer
11-22-2008, 12:38 PM
I dont think that this is going to be very cheap, or practical. But even 1000 would be enough Atom- CPUs to pack quite a punch. I think even Larrabee will only have 120 cores. However the Larrabee cores will have much better FP performance than the Atom cores that they are based on (extra FP unit).
CU
Elmar