IBM has announced a new thinner Cell-based blade system, allowing twice as many units to be fitted per rack, and an SDK intended to ease development in the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) environment. Dubbed the IBM BladeCenter QS21, the new board is rated for peak performance of "approximately 460" Gflops, allowing 6.4 …
Maybe relocate to get cheaper juice?
With the electricity price you mention in the article, it would obviously be cost effective to move your computing center to a different location and/or get a different electricity supplier.
10p for a kWh is way over what one should have to pay these days: Even if I add the annual fee to my retailer and the transport cost to the company which owns the wires to my house, I pay only a fraction of that as a low-volume private buyer on the spot market.
XBox 360 Supercomputer?
BAM! Take that fanbois!
Seriously though, please *do not* cool your Cell supercomputer by submerging it in a bowl of water.
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