[Beowulf] Xi3 computers

Sabuj Pattanayek sabujp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 12:06:10 PDT 2013


hrrm i wonder where they got the design for the x5a from?

https://www.google.com/search?q=sgi+tezro&tbm=isch

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Prentice Bisbal
<prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu> wrote:
> Beowulfers,
>
> Have any of you seen these computers from Xi3 yet? I've been getting
> e-mails from them for some time now. I'm assuming they got my e-mail
> address from SC12. Anyway, instead of just blindly deleting the one I
> received yesterday, I decided to actually check out their products.
> They're tiny, energy efficient computers in sexy packaging.
>
> http://www.xi3.com
>
> They have an X7A model that's supposed to be as powerful as a full-size
> desktop (it's being marketed to gamers), but be extremely energy
> efficient. If you could put enough of them together, you could possibly
> create a relatively dense, energy efficient cluster. They must have the
> same idea in mind already, because they are working on the Xi3
> Datacent3r, a small mobile 'datacenter', which you can see at the bottom
> of this news article on their website.
>
> http://www.xi3.com/news.php?id=829
>
> Granted, that's only with 1 GbE ethernet, but with their modular design,
> they could easily provide a 10GbE module or even a IB module.
>
> Thoughts? Discussion?
>
> --
> Prentice
>
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