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post #11 of 41
got it:
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However, it is the CUDA application where this PC really shines. Compared to the 512-processor, $4.6 CalcUA supercomputer purchased in 2005, the PC can be more than a match: The projection of image slices took 23.4 seconds on the supercomputer and 35.1 seconds on the PC. The reconstruction of the slices was displayed after 67.4 seconds on the supercomputer systems and after just 52.2 seconds on the PC. The Vision Lab crew now believes that a real-time construction is possible through GPUs and is now building a cluster of such systems.
wow, 512-processor computer FTL!
I think its the graphics processors doing the work though...
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post #12 of 41
Thats awesome. Millions of dollars just got owned.
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my $3,000 pwns your $5,000,000!!!
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"Hi, I'm a $4.6 million dollar supercomputer."

"And I'm a PC."

...
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that would be f****** fast if it were in sli! it would be simmiler proformance though to 1 gx2 because the other cards are doing barley anything. there would be minimal preformance difference
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dskina View Post
"Hi, I'm a $4.6 million dollar supercomputer."

"And I'm a PC."

...
Now thats funny!
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post #17 of 41
$5,000,000 Super computer :" *cry * *sniff*......."

$5,000 PC " Whats the matter Mr super computer??"

$5,000,00 Super computer : " I...I....im only 2 years old......and already im outdated!!!.....I get beaten by a measely $5,000 computer!! how you think that makes me feel??? "

$5,000 PC : " well , you still have more ram than I do? ,dont take it soo hard on yourself , all computers get outdated eventually....."

$Super computer : " yes..but not after 24 months!!!........I remember the good old days...when they put me together , i was marveled at , I could do a super PI score of 5 seconds!!! i was the king at that!!! I could run Half life 2 on maximum settings withought blinking an eye!, I was the most powerfull computer in the world!!!! now i cant even run Crysis!!*sniff*...now......now iv....iv have been dethroned by you!!!.....*sniff*...i think im catching a cold...or a virus!! *cry* , guess my end is near..........goodbye cruel world!!"

$5,000 PC " I know...I know....."
Edited by porky - 5/30/08 at 3:34pm
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post #18 of 41
Their 3dmark06 score sucks. Bad scaling and a phenom?
QX9770 ftw.
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post #19 of 41
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$4.6 CalcUA supercomputer
YES
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post #20 of 41
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Originally Posted by Pooping^fish View Post
Their 3dmark06 score sucks. Bad scaling and a phenom?
QX9770 ftw.
3dmark06 score is useless showing off on a comp like this, the CPU just supervises gpus while they do the work. qx9770 would have just raised the cost of the comp for about 1.5k and very little performance increase.

and intel's mobos x48 only has 3 pciexpress slots the most, we lose a whole 9800GX2 and gaining qx9700 that is nothing plus the added cost of the intel mobo.
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