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I just saw this site and it is very interesting. Now how do i get one??????

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/05/fa...s_cards-2.html
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if you pay me $2400 ill steal it for ya
Lol.. that rig is sweet. tinkered with it with some friends too bad it sucks at gaming
(i know alots of ppl at that uni lol)
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where is his pocket protector!@#!@#

haha sweet computer with an awesome GPU setup now lets see it play crysis
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Where do you get the hardware or the drivers for such a beast. I figure its all custom but thats alot of work. Are they releasing any details on how they built it or releasing any drivers?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrharvey View Post
Where do you get the hardware or the drivers for such a beast. I figure its all custom but thats alot of work. Are they releasing any details on how they built it or releasing any drivers?
It's actually all down with existing consumer hardware, and available softare. NVidia relased software called CUDA, which allows a programer to write programs that will execute to the GPU opposed to the CPU. The way that i understand it the research team basically re-wrote their imaging software in CUDA so that it would run on the GPU's instead of the CPU. This is not a "quad SLI" setup, in the regard that i believe you're thinking.
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On my point of view, this looks fake. Where can you find a mobo that has 4x PCI-E x16? How do they Enable 4 ways SLI? It maybe done on ES mobo, but not a mobo u can find on today's market.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver_WRX02 View Post
On my point of view, this looks fake. Where can you find a mobo that has 4x PCI-E x16? How do they Enable 4 ways SLI? It maybe done on ES mobo, but not a mobo u can find on today's market.
1: They don't use SLI, this is CUDA, not gaming.
2: The MSI K9A2 has 4 PCI-E slots with spacing for dual-slot cards, and that's what they have here.

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I thought only 2 way SLI was available for the 9800gx2s...?
Maybe they wrote custom drivers for them or something. Either way, DO WANT.
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