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HPC Computing Design

A former member
Post #: 5
Hmm. I think I fell in love again.

Despite Apple leaving PowerPC it appears that the latest part(CPU) is nice, the e700 has the following on chip,

Dual 1.5Ghz PowerPC Core
4 Gigibit Ethernets
Dual 64Bit DRAM Bus (Wow lots of thruput)
PCI-Express (x8)

And the most important part, 15Watts Power.

Now we can build a "mesh" of these in two configs:

One is in a PC Motherboard config:

With good design, (high-quality motherboard substrate), may be able to get as many as
20 of these beasties on the motherboard. This equates to 40 CPU's in a PC case. Cooling is
no worse than 4-6 AMD processors, and the perfomance for a single is equivlent to the best
AMD(but with less power.).

I'd use Liquid Metal Cooling(No fans on the heat-sinks, less space), with a nice vortex cooler.
cooler integrated in the case. Add a couple of SLI PCI-Express card slots for "Graphics" would be nice.

OS would be debian (or yellow dog).

Any comments?

So you can have a "desktop" true supercomputer.
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