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Say hello to Flash Gordon; the world's first flash-powered supercomputer will come online in the San Diego Supercomputer Centre in January. It's being built by Appro International using Intel 710 flash drives and cost a bargain basement (this is supercomputing budget land) $20 million for 280+ teraflops, 36 million IOPS, and …


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  1. Code Monkey

    Dear HPC nerds

    On powering up, please, please someone say "Gordon's Aliiiive!"

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Gordons Alive!

    I do hope some says that when they switch it on.

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  4. Stevie


    Once they turn on McAffee Internet Protection Suite FG Edition it should slow down to a manageable speed.

    1. PeterM42


      I think it has been renamed to McCrap

  5. stucs201

    Flash, I love you...

    ....but we only have 14 hours to complete this calculation.

    (mines the one with the keys to the rocket sled in the pocket)

  6. Jock in a Frock

    Flash! Flash! I love you, but we only have eighteen hours to TRIM the drives!

    1. stucs201

      14, not 18.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Just grab the relevant sample off Brian Blessed off the single then have one of the boxes play it at start up, might have to attach a speaker to it, I guess...

  8. Local Group

    Monarch of Mongo, Ming the Merciless

    will have something to say about this Flash powered super computer:

    Ming: "Take it to the Disintegrating Room."

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