Thursday, June 21, 2007

Deskside supercomputers from NVIDIA

"Under the NVIDIA® Tesla™ brand, NVIDIA will offer a family of GPU computing products that will place the power previously available only from supercomputers in the hands of every scientist and engineer. Today's workstations will be transformed into 'personal supercomputers.'

"With multiple deskside systems, a standard PC or workstation is transformed into a personal supercomputer, delivering up to 8 teraflops of computer power to the desktop."

According to Wikipedia, the SETI programme computes data at about 700 teraflops. So presumably, you could double our chances of discovering alien life with a bit of cash and a few of NVIDIAs new systems set up in your spare room.

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