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Say hello to Flash Gordon; the world's first flash-powered supercomputer will come online in the San Diego Supercomputer Centre in January. It's being built by Appro International using Intel 710 flash drives and cost a bargain basement (this is supercomputing budget land) $20 million for 280+ teraflops, 36 million IOPS, and …

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Dear HPC nerds

On powering up, please, please someone say "Gordon's Aliiiive!"

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Happy

Gordons Alive!

I do hope some says that when they switch it on.

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Bah!

Once they turn on McAffee Internet Protection Suite FG Edition it should slow down to a manageable speed.

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McAfee??

I think it has been renamed to McCrap

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Flash, I love you...

....but we only have 14 hours to complete this calculation.

(mines the one with the keys to the rocket sled in the pocket)

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Mushroom

Flash! Flash! I love you, but we only have eighteen hours to TRIM the drives!

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Headmaster

14, not 18.

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Anonymous Coward

Just grab the relevant sample off Brian Blessed off the single then have one of the boxes play it at start up, might have to attach a speaker to it, I guess...

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Childcatcher

Monarch of Mongo, Ming the Merciless

will have something to say about this Flash powered super computer:

Ming: "Take it to the Disintegrating Room."

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