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 ]

7 thoughts on “Asus’ New ESC 1000 Is A Desktop Supercomputer”

  1. Soon these machines will be all but useless. Cloud Computing is the future people and Bill Gates is freaking out! Look it up to see what Cloud Computing is all about.

  2. Cloud computing will only work when we get reliable internet connections in this country.
    Some people still don't get that kind of thing everywhere they look. I mean as far as that goes this country is way behind just about everyone else, there are some places(Japan) that have nearly countrywide Wi-Fi support, big cities for sure. Where is that for us?? Years away at best, there are talks of cell phone companies moving towards that goal, but they are still just talks no one no where has begun to implement anything like that in the US. So while I think that Cloud Computing is a great idea, lets just work on getting reliable fast universal Wi-Fi fisrt.

  3. Hmmm, Cloud Computing is for those who feel their entire life is safe from others. OK, upload all your shit to a server. Anonymity? Nope, your entire life is available for any government agency to peruse at their leisure. You can have it, I'll stick to my multi TB RAID array thank you very much.

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