25K 16 cpu system. Makes the Mac Pro seem cheap

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hugodrax, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    For those complaining about the price of a Mac Pro tower.

    Here is a 16 CPU supercomputer tower addon for your macintosh. Connects via ethernet for offloading tasks.

    http://tinyurl.com/ybpb9sl
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    :eek:

    I like the cached disk controller on the 2nd page...

    :eek: Now for about half of that, you can buy an Areca 1231ML and equip it with 2GB of cache that will move data to and from disks at up to 275MB/s.

    So that's a 1000x increase in cache, a 55x increase in disk bandwidth all for about half the money. A lot of difference 20 years can make.

    If you extrapolate that out, in 20 years we will have 2TB of cache on our RAID cards, with 15GB/s data bandwidth per disk, and it should all cost about $300. :eek: :D
     
  3. hugodrax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Page 32 for a bit over 9 grand and dude you got a dell with a 25mhz 386, VGA and 18ms 322MB disk with a whopping 1MB of ram :)

    And folks complain about the Mac Pro :)
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    That's the one that got my attention. And it only went for $9,099 (color VGA option incl.). :p

    Oh yeah, and there's an article on Apple's suit against MS and HP on pg. 34 too. :D
     
  5. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  6. frimple macrumors 6502

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    Ahh what a step back in time... thanks for that post!
     

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