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Need a supercomputer? This guy builds them himself

Feb 05, 2009, 00:04 (2 Talkback[s])

"He builds his own for several reasons, one of which is that he thinks he gets more for his money when he does the work himself.

""If you go to a company -- Dell or IBM -- and you say, 'I've got a $2 million budget, what can you sell me for that price?' you'll come back with a certain number of CPUs," he says.

""If you then go and look at Pricewatch or some other place where you can find out how much the gear really costs, you find out that if you build something yourself with the same money you'll end up with two or three times the processing power.""

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