Not quite the coolest tech gadget for millionaires, the SiCortex SC072 Catapult probably qualifies as the one for committed geeks on the way to their fortunes.
SC072 is a (no surprise) 72-processor Linux cluster that can fit under your desk and double up as a gentle foot warmer. Despite its many Gflops, 48Gb of RAM and 2Gbps of network I/O it burns less than 200W.
A beauty like this will set you back less than $15K and will impress the right date much more than your original Star Wars memorabilia.
Now, for the fun part–what apps would you want to run on this? Drop me a comment.
The game of Go just begs for one of these SC072 puppies. What’s not to like?
Ah, a beauty! (Specs-wise; design is deceptively un-sexy). A pity the SiCortex website has no shopping basket 🙁 (But I’ll find a way to try and order one; problem is my geek team will want one each)…
As to apps, it might be good for running a realtime SNA-based viral marketing thingy I have in mind….
Dynamically auctioned telecoms tariff optimisation?
(Even) better flight simulators?
Pixar-class power for YouTube producers (HD video with 24-bit 7.1 sound, all edited on the desktop – just where’s the OpenSource software for that?)…
Don’t show the toy to my ‘boys’, please!
Since I passed on commenting about your “Coolest Tech Gadget for Millionaires” post I just couldn’t let this one go by (oh and envious was not a strong enough word).
So lets order a few of these and figure out how to port VMWare’s ESX to run on this bad boy and really have some fun!