[Beowulf] large array to run

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Dec 13 15:17:11 PST 2007


On Fri, 14 Dec 2007, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> Which I say only semi-sarcastically.  They sound like they're
> coming, they're coming.  Who knows, maybe they're here and I'm just
> out of touch.

Dunno how close to not being vapourware these are (they may already be 
available from the last part of the article):

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/10/amd_violin_memory/

> The company sells a Violin 1010 unit that holds up to 504GB of DRAM
> in a 2U box. Fill a rack, and you're looking at 10TB of DRAM. 

of course it's not cheap..

> Those of you who want to try Violin's gear now can get a
> 120GB “starter kit” for $50,000. 

cheers,
Chris
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