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Asus’ New ESC 1000 Is A Desktop Supercomputer

Asus’ New ESC 1000 Is A Desktop Supercomputer

Asus ESC 1000 (Image courtesy Softpedia)By Andrew Liszewski

The company that introduced the world to the netbook with their EEE is now introducing a system at the other end of the performance spectrum.

The Asus ESC 1000 is essentially a desktop supercomputer with a speed of 1.1 teraflops thanks to a 3.3 GHz Intel LGA1366 Xeon W3580 server processor, 960 cores inside three Nvidia Tesla c1060 graphics processing cards coupled with a Quadro FX5800 GPU. The system also includes 24GB of DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, a 500GB SATA II hard drive and a high-capacity 1100 watt power supply. All for just over $14,500 according to PC Advisor.

[ Softpedia – ASUS Launches Its First Supercomputer, Packed with NVIDIA Graphics ]







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