Tuesday, October 14, 2003

IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE ... It's a Desktop?
New chip can make PC into Supercomputer

WIRED has story about ClearSpeed Technologies' new CS301 processor which is so fast it can turn a PC into a Supercomputer! Operating from a separate PCI card to work in concert with existing chips, the processor will handle 25 billion floating-point operations per second, or 25 gigaflops!

Course, at a starting price of $25,000 each, it'll be a while before the average user can enjoy the speed. However, when one considers that a Supercomputer can cost in the MILLIONS to construct, it's quite a bargain.

Imagine what LucasFilm's ILM division could do with that puppy! We're talking Jurassic Park LIVE.


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