Cray should make a gaming computer for the rest of us
Supercomputer legend Cray is partnered with Microsoft to make the CX1, a desktop Windows HPC Server 2008 box that runs from $6,000 to $60,000, depending on configuration. This hunk of pure horsepower can bury up to 16 processors in 64GB of RAM per node: it is not for running World of Warcraft. At least not the client
That said, if you're going to make supercomputers within a few grand of consumer feasibility, why not
make a boutique consumer box? A Cray desktop PC? Sweet!
A real-deal licensed Cray-for-consumers should be a miniature replica of the Cray-II, complete with cooling fountain:
Cray's First Windows-Based Supercomputer...
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