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Isn't the new supercomputer that the government just installed for hundreds of millions of dollars capable of 1 petaflop? Why not just get a thousand of these GPUs instead of running several thousand CPUs? You can easily fit that into a closet instead of having to use up a huge room!
    
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aint no one beating Quadro Plex
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
Isn't the new supercomputer that the government just installed for hundreds of millions of dollars capable of 1 petaflop? Why not just get a thousand of these GPUs instead of running several thousand CPUs? You can easily fit that into a closet instead of having to use up a huge room!
GPU are very limited in what they can do. CPU are not, they can do anything you need them to.
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This is sweet. My next video card upgrade will be dual 4870X2s, and I will have them on water, and overclocked. 4.8TFlops+, here I come!
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9837 jiggawatts
But less than "5000 Pentium Pro processors 12 years ago."

I want to see a beast of these versus the super computer, with the 4x9800GX2s (There was an article I remember...)
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It's a GPGPU, not sure what's what in the ATI camp but it's their competitor to either Quadro or Tesla. It's based on the same chip, probably exactly the same bar a new name, and entirely different drivers.
Firestream=Tesla

FireGL=Quadro

This is a GPGPU for scientists and the like, you know, with their fangled computations and whatnot
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