Scientist at the University of Antwerp had created the world most powerful desktop supercomputer, the Fastra II, which ises a total of 13 NVIDIA chipsets.
The Fastra II has a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 Processor for its main processor, and it has six dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 graphics cards and a Single GeForce GTX275, which gives a total of 13 GPUs.
FASTRA needs a successor, which should be much more powerful, while maintaining the favorable properties of its older brother: green, mobile and inexpensive. For just 6000 Euros, you can have 12TFLOPS of computing power at your fingertips.
The NVIDIA cards can accelerate CUDA and other general purpose computing tasks, and this gives the Fastra II a massive 12 Terraflops of computing power.
Check out the video below which explains how the Fastra II works.
The Fastra II cost about 6000 Euros about $8700 to build, which isn’t that much considering what it is capable of.
via ElectronistaFiled Under: Hardware, Technology News