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Supercomputing on a Budget

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If you crave a little more power than overclocking can provide, then maybe building your own supercomputer is an option. Tim Brom built this 26.25 gigaflop supercomputer from scratch, for only $2,500. Since then hardware costs have dropped, and it should now only cost you $1,256 to build the same machine.

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It's called MicroWulf, and is based around four microATX motherboards. Each motherboard has its own dual core CPU and 2GB of RAM, and communicates with the others over Gigabit Ethernet. A complete list of hardware is after the link, if you're tempted to build your own. [Oh Gizmo!]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

All he needs now is a special screen room lots of mirrors and HD projectors and he can program and fabricate his own holographic ho-bags. "Hey baby, come lick on my gigaflop"