[Coco] $1,000 supercomputer
James C. Hrubik, Sr.
jimhrubik at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 17 15:39:07 EDT 2004
Fast Crays supposedly are in the range of 2+ teraflops, but certainly
not for under $1kDollar.
An eMac should do 4 gigaflops; you can get those for $800 new, but it's
nowhere near 100 gigaflops for $1kDollar.
Anybody have specs on the #gigaflops for a G5?
On Saturday, July 17, 2004, at 01:58 PM, Bootstrap Bill wrote:
> The following was published in 1999. It claims that we could have a
> computer capable of processing 100 billion instructions per second
> within 18
> months. It's been over five years and still no word from the company.
> anyone heard anything about this? I want one!
> A $1000 supercomputer?
> June 15, 1999
> Web posted at: 8:46 a.m. EDT (1246 GMT)
> by Mark Brownstein
> (IDG) -- Within 18 months, you may be able to put the equivalent of
> supercomputer on your desktop--for about $1000. The CPU, long the
> heart of
> all PCs, may be an unnecessary component in tomorrow's high-performance
> The new computer will be able to process 100 billion instructions per
> second, according to Kent Gilson, chief technical officer of Star
> Systems. Company representatives discussed their plans for a high-end
> this week while announcing HAL-300GrW1, a "hypercomputer" that is said
> to be
> 60,000 times as fast as a 350-MHz Pentium, and many times as fast as
> supercomputer Pacific Blue. (The test used to measure the HAL's
> was different from the measure used for Pacific Blue, so exact
> are difficult.)
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