[Beowulf] Xi3 computers

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Wed Apr 24 12:35:42 PDT 2013


Ha! What's old is new again!

On 04/24/2013 03:06 PM, Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:
> 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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