Cray, which long held THE Supercomputer status in the 80s, has partnered with Microsoft to launch the compact CX1 Supercomputer. To be officially unveiled next Monday, the CX1 is running Microsoft’s HPC (High Performance Computer) Server 2008, which is to be positioned as a suitable alternative to Linux and Unix operating systems. The CX1 was built for those in the financial services, aerospace, automotive, academic and life sciences fields that need a hefty amount of computing power. For instance, our very own Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at UCLA plan to use the machine to enhance their work.
The CX1 is available now for $25,000 – $60,000