The important question
But does it run Far Cry?
(Keeping Memes alive since 1996)
Cray has announced Shasta – a near-composable planned supercomputer supporting multiple CPUs, GPUs and interconnects, including its new high-speed Slingshot Ethernet-compatible fabric that fixes the noisy neighbour network congestion problem. Shasta is designed to run multiple workload types: traditional HPC-like modelling and …
Given that FarCry3 onwards runs on multiple platforms there is very likely an emulator that will run it. I suspect that even the minimal configuration might be a tad overkill. With the $146M config, you could probably run real time weather for for the entire play locale (if not a continent) at the same time.
To get such a major and efficiency and performance critical project swapping to use AMD's Epyc line (essentially the Pro version of Threadripper) is a big PR boost for AMD. A project like this really knows what they're doing so if they think AMD is the way to go, they undoubtedly are right.
Pahh forget about Crysis. All I want to know is does it come in Limon-Lime?*
*For the Tea drinkers on the wrong side of the Road. Shasta was / is? a Diet Soda that dates back to the halcyon days of 8-bit computing, and Mtv (e.g. before it started to suck). So I guess this also a slime-line system as well?
Would be so cool if they could just ask it questions:
"Shasta, show me the weather prediction for the next five days"
"Shasta, what are the chances of a sharknado happening"
"Shasta, what's the weather like over that place North Korea first missiles from, just zoom in and see what's going on"
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