Overheard: Word of the Day

Sep 17 2008   7:12PM GMT

Overheard: Excuse me, is that a supercomputer under your desk?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

cray_cx1.jpg The CX1 is Cray’s new personal supercomputer. The unit is small — it’s meant to fit beside a desk — and it can be plugged into a wall socket on standard office power.

Ian Miller, as quoted in Cray Unveils Personal Supercomputer

Lots of buzz about the Cray CX1 this week, although the idea of an office supercomputer is nothing new. NEC is probably the leader on that front. What’s different about this announcement is that Cray teamed up with Microsoft and these little babies come pre-installed with Windows HPC Server 2008.

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