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Cray tried to sell Fords and Chevies when it launched the CX1000 entry supercomputer clusters launched back in March 2010. But to make its life easier, and to help bolster sales of its XE6 and XE6m supers that are based on Cray's own high-speed interconnect and software stack, the company has figured out how to shrink a Lexus …


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  1. Chris 228

    That should help AMD some more

    More Opteron 6200 sales is a good thing for AMD/Cray and consumers.

  2. Silverburn


    Group of cows = herd

    Group of fish = school

    Group of researchers = scad?

    I need to keep up on my El Reg definitions and measurements...

  3. Mage

    Anyone else?

    Feel they could be sued by Coca-Cola or the Acme Vending Machine Co. ?

  4. BloodyL


    Scads is a Canadian idiom for "lots of".

    1. Northern Fop


      It's used pretty widely in blighty too (or at least it is oop north)

      1. Boothy

        I'm from 'oop north' too, and also never heard the term 'Scads' before!

        Guess you probably further North than I am (West Yorkshire).

        1. Northern Fop


          Cumbria. I might just be that my dad used it a lot though, the more I think about it. Although he was from the wrong side of the Pennines too in N. Yorks).

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Call me old fashioned ...

    .. but their current "supercomputers" are no such thing. They're just a load of PCs glued together. Pretty uninspriing stuff. Where are the specially designed SIMD & MIMD cpus of old?

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Who wants those?

      They are not more powerful than a single general-purpose core of today.

      1. Anonymous Coward

        @Destroy All Monsters

        "They are not more powerful than a single general-purpose core of today."

        Really? So I guess the people who design massively parallel GPUs on modern graphics cards are wasting their time and should have just stick an x86 on the board instead? Wow, you should send them your CV , imagine how much money you could save them!

    2. John 62

      it's all just transistors

      screw that! all those old supers were just a bunch of transistors glued together. what's clever about that? </sarcasm>

  6. 2metoo


    I'm not buying another one until they dunk it in a tank of coolant, stick a VAX front end on it and most importantly pump the coolant over a Cray logo externally with a spray bar and backight it in purple. I miss the Cray2 :(

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Servers as entertainment?

    When did servers become enetertainment for people with too much time on their hands?

  8. Lamb0

    ET's calling home...

    ... more (and faster) HyperTransport please!

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lots of good news from AMD's Financial Analysis Day

    Wow, AMD has a ton of new products on the way and more in development for everything from tablets to servers. If they can get GloFo ramped up life should be very, very good.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Crysis FPS?

    See title

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