uunix wrote:Dodoid wrote:Ehh, if I wanted a bunch of standard PCs connected together I would build my own cluster out of modern hardware, not buy some weird Cray from the mid 2000s.
I don't know Dodoid, this thing has some animal magmatism, you could quite easily get some mini foot stools placed around it and viola.. a cray with a proper badge.
I still fancy this beast http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SGI-4700-Server-256-Cores-128-x-Itanium-9040-1-6Ghz-18M-Cache-1TB-memory-/172455350954?hash=item282723d2aa:g:9O0AAOSw~OdVesuT totally pointless, and you'd need your own renewable power source, but I bet it would be fun.
The question with this [the 4700] I have is, could I replace my house heating with some form of ducting and have a super computer to play with at the same time and reduce my gas bill to next to nothing? If not I will have to continue with lottery prediction program.
Well, I think furnaces take cold air in, heat it up, and blow it out, same as a computer, so possibly...