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For the money, you could do better. $40k for 60 dual core Optys, and 180GB of RAM? Power hungry, too.

You could get a nice Cisco UCS for less...just sayin. Definitely cool if you're a computer collector, and you money (Mr. Gates, maybe?).
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This is "totes magotes cray cray" coolsmiley02.gif
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Originally Posted by tycoonbob View Post

For the money, you could do better. $40k for 60 dual core Optys, and 180GB of RAM? Power hungry, too.

You could get a nice Cisco UCS for less...just sayin. Definitely cool if you're a computer collector, and you money (Mr. Gates, maybe?).

You missed the last line of my OP I suppose.... wink.gif

I agree w/ your point though. Almost any modern system with dual socket 8 cores is going to equal/exceed it in multithreaded and slaughter it in single threaded. And use 1/10th of the power.

But still.... IT'S A CRAY!!! biggrin.gif
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You missed the last line of my OP I suppose.... wink.gif

I agree w/ your point though. Almost any modern system with dual socket 8 cores is going to equal/exceed it in multithreaded and slaughter it in single threaded. And use 1/10th of the power.

But still.... IT'S A CRAY!!! biggrin.gif

No, I saw your OP, haha.
If I had $40k and had absolutely nothing else to spend it on, I guess I'd buy it. It's totally a collectors piece though. Anyone who buys it and expect to use it for a meaningful purpose is wasting money.
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out of curiosity what does this run and how? i guess it's linux but anybody got any details?
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Why is it 220v, is that because of the amps it needs to run? See it says 22 amps, still confused why 220v. Didn't think 110v vs 220v would matter if it's just being converted to 12v DC. Really expensive like tycoonbob said, guessing because they are more rare then paying for the specs.
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Why is it 220v, is that because of the amps it needs to run? See it says 22 amps, still confused why 220v. Didn't think 110v vs 220v would matter if it's just being converted to 12v DC. Really expensive like tycoonbob said, guessing because they are more rare then paying for the specs.

220v gives more power per AMP. The Watt is the measurement of power (Joules of Energy per second or J/s). A Watt is also equal to Voltage x Amperage.

Therefore, 10Amps of power at 110v is 1100 watts
By extension, 10Amps of power at 220v is 2200 watts.

With 220, you need to supply less amps to reach a given number of watts.
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220v gives more power per AMP. The Watt is the measurement of power (Joules of Energy per second or J/s). A Watt is also equal to Voltage x Amperage.

Therefore, 10Amps of power at 110v is 1100 watts
By extension, 10Amps of power at 220v is 2200 watts.

With 220, you need to supply less amps to reach a given number of watts.

Didn't even think of it that way, knew that equation. I was thinking why go 220v -> 120v -> 12v, but I forgot it would skip 120v at the time. Electricity is just an odd concept in the way it works.
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Didn't even think of it that way, knew that equation. I was thinking why go 220v -> 120v -> 12v, but I forgot it would skip 120v at the time. Electricity is just an odd concept in the way it works.

Assuming the DC transformers would accept a lower input voltage, you would need a 110/120v circuit that could deliver over 40 amps. That's a waste of panel space, if nothing else.
    
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Assuming the DC transformers would accept a lower input voltage, you would need a 110/120v circuit that could deliver over 40 amps. That's a waste of panel space, if nothing else.

Pretending for a moment I knew what I was talking about I believe 220s are being installed for charging peoples 100% electric vehicles. So it be relatively easy to find somebody to install a circuit like that. Relatively. Maybe.

Also, I haven't looked at the post as I'm at work and ebay is blocked but it's sounds like a neat thing to have if nothing else. Maybe...some form of coin mining? I doubt you'd break even on the cost of it though rolleyes.gif
 
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