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More images and products from supercomputing 2007

The SC07 supercomputing conference was a very interesting show for me this year and it was my first time attending this conference.  Here are some more interesting products that I haven't covered yet all the way from the very high-end to entry-level HPC computers.

November 16, 2007 by George Ou


How Rackable saves power with impeller fans

Rackable Systems had their Ice Cube modular data center on display at the supercomputing conference this week.  I didn't get to see it at IDF when it was parked outside so I grabbed a few photos and inspected the data center as it was parked in the corner of the convention center.

November 15, 2007 by George Ou


NASA gets SGI 2048-core Itanium 2 supercomputer

I had a chance to speak with NASA and SGI at the SC07 supercomputing convention in Reno this week where I saw one of the biggest super computers in the world.  Pictured left is a 1024-core version of the Altix 4700 and NASA just bought one with twice as many processors (1024 dual-core Itanium 2 processors) based on the Montecito variant of Intel's Itanium 2 processor and 4 Terabytes of RAM.

November 14, 2007 by George Ou


Intel launches world's first 45nm processors

Updated 5:00PM - Intel extended its lead in microprocessors today by launching the world's first 45nm microprocessors.  Along with the new "Penryn" 45nm processors being launched today, Intel is also launching the "Seaburg" chipset designed for the HPC (High Performance Computing) chipset which is timed perfectly with this week's supercomputing conference.

November 12, 2007 by George Ou


24" LCD 1920x1200 displays now mainstream at below $300

I can still remember 1991 when I bought my first computer display for my first computer.  It was $315 for a 14" CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) non-Interlaced monitor that had an actual viewing size of around 13" and the display was about as flat as a beach ball.

November 8, 2007 by George Ou


A rational debate on Comcast traffic management

Updated 8:00 PMThe discussion on Comcast actively resetting BitTorrent connections to manage its network for its cable broadband service has gotten hot in recent weeks and there hasn't been a whole lot of accurate reporting on the subject because of the complexity of the issue. The subject of Net Neutrality has once again surfaced with Comcast's actions being the latest rallying cry of Internet "discrimination".

November 6, 2007 by George Ou