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Message 1200 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 1:26:45 UTC
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Those of you who watch the stats might have notice one user is suddenly doing HUGE amounts of processing. Mark is testing a SGI UV2000 here at ICRAR. It is a single machine which gives use genuinely 256 cores and 2TB (yes that isn't a typo I do mean TerraBytes) of RAM. It also has a storage array with 50 x 300GB 10K drives plus 10 x 256GB SSDs - that is giving us about 1GB/sec write speed. When it isn't doing our Radio Astronomy number crunching tests we have it using its spare cycles on POGS.

They are cool machines - scalable to 2,048 cores and a whooping 64TB of RAM. You can add water cooling as an optional extra.

I love being a big kid with BIG TOYS.
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Message 1203 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 5:37:13 UTC - in response to Message 1200.

I clearly need one of these in my study!

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Message 1204 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 5:46:22 UTC

The difference between men & boys is the price of their toys.

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Message 1205 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 11:23:04 UTC

Big toys doing even bigger work! That machine will get an ego boost knowing it's considering galaxies in its downtime.

Since I'm verging on Deep Thought here...don't forget that it's Towel Day on Saturday!

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Message 1206 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 13:23:50 UTC

Very nice! How much does it cost and where can we get one?

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Message 1207 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 15:27:53 UTC

wow - i just got to 42 in the stats table too.
Oh, and I REALLY know where my towel is!

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Message 1208 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 17:21:14 UTC - in response to Message 1206.

It's from silicon graphics - who brought us the lovely blue indigo's (thus SGI), and bought Cray, of the ultimate furniture fame! It's going to be small west African GDP scale costs......

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