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    Only $25k? ... well, in that case, I'll take two!

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    I think this looks like a nice scratch box. especially with 8 quadro cards... :)
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    It looks like they will start with the Tesla cards next week.

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    Nice...

    I'll take two of them, too
    Life is good. So is RED...

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    It doesn't inspire much confidence that their website only works on Internet Explorer :wacko: https://cx1.cray.com/default.asp

    Guess us Mac / Linux users won't be able to buy them.

    It would probably make a great Hackintosh!
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    I wonder if these muscle machines aren't like the Hummers that were once the darlings of pouer-loving soccer moms? And i wonder if GPUs aren't the new energy efficient Volts of the near future? It seems to me it should only take a few CPU cores in a computer to do the image manipulation required to prepare it for rendering, then you turn that tedious job over to GPUs.

    I see this changeover has already begun in many apps and can be easily made the standard by software companies by making some code changes.

    It's not quite like the Hydrogen conundrum where you can't get the public to buy a hydrogen car until the refueling infrastructure is in place, and you can't get the refueling infrastructure to be funded until automobile manufacturers make the cars.

    But my understanding is that REDCINE is more GPU based than CPU, and a company like Cineform can seemingly turn its attention on a dime and produce a new paradigm while others are just talking about it. So they could easily make a GPU centric computer sing using their software. Other companies as well.

    I'm just thinking that somebody is going to take advantage of the pouer of the GPU and make computer towers just the mechanism for holding the interchangeable GPUs, and thus making the processors and the rest of the hardware have a much longer off-the-shelf-life while still functioning productively. Need more pouer? Change or add a GPU.

    Many may hold a different view.
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    The cray is 25 to $60k.
    This 24 core, 48 GB ram cost $3k. http://helmer.sfe.se
    Looks like crap, but renders like crazy :)
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    Add an array of graphics cards to that thing and you could predict the weather.:)
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    I'll wait for the Mac version, thank you, which I would guess is just around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanneSFE View Post
    The cray is 25 to $60k.
    This 24 core, 48 GB ram cost $3k. http://helmer.sfe.se
    Looks like crap, but renders like crazy :)
    I want one, or need to build one!!!
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    SGI sold Cray a good while ago. It's listed on NASDAQ.
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    Before too long there won't be a 'Hackintosh'

    There will be 'you got OSX on there yet?'
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