Wednesday, May 04, 2005

'Personal supercomputer' goes on sale

Will Knight writes in NewScientist that:

A personal computer that packs the processing punch of a miniature supercomputer has gone on sale in the US.

The DC-96 computer was developed by Orion Multisystems in California, US, and is aimed at scientists and engineers who routinely carry out computationally intensive calculations.

About the size of small refrigerator, the DC-96 contains a "cluster" of 96 interconnected low-voltage microprocessors, each of which is capable of running at 1.2 Gigahertz, or 1.2 billion cycles per second.


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