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Looks like we've found a computer that CAN run Crysis maxed out at more than 100 FPS lol.

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this super computer was built by a Japanese university professor , its built using ordinary computer parts that you can find in any computer shop every where , and what is -very- special about this computer is that its very cheap compared to other super computers around the world ,computers owned by governments and big corporations that coasts around 1.2 bil$ each .this one coast only 420000$ ,and it broke the world record of performance ( calculations per second ) compared to the other extremely expensive super computer.
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post #2 of 62
So... they made a big GPU farm.

P.S. Also, the Japanese-English is funny at first and annoying later on.
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Too loud. Not good enough.
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wow!!!

hmmm i wonder how much electricity that uses?
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why is this guy not saving the world or something with this superthingy, or atleast japan
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Nothing new here, really. We know desktop video cards are great for calculations. They're used for password bruteforcing, for instance. This guy just bought a lot of motherboards/cpus/ram/gpus, installed a cluster OS on it (most likely linux/unix), and runs them headless, connected to some switches with some load distributors/management servers.
    
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post #7 of 62
The video said the team broke the computing speed record with 158 trillion calculations per second (unless I heard wrong), but that is only 158 teraflops. The fastest super computers now are in the petaflops, so what record did they break?
Edit: Also in the video the simulation they are running is "only" at ~1000 gigaflops.
 
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He needs cable management, Water pump they use in boats, Big Aquarium and a the radiator they use for mack trucks. Then start folding!
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post #9 of 62
what's the ppd i wonder
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Fold that sucker!
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