According to Tina Couch on the Windows Server blog
, Microsoft and Cray
have recently teamed up to offer a very affordable supercomputer designed just for departmental and workgroup needs like those in offices, labs, and university departments. This new supercomputer, the Cray CX1, runs Windows HPC Server 2008
. (The HPC Server 2008 SKU itself becomes available September 22nd). It incorporates up to 8 nodes and 16 Intel Xeon processors, either dual or quad core, delivers up to 64 gigabytes of memory per node, and provides up to 4 terabytes of internal storage. Systems can be configured with a mix of compute, storage and visualization blades to meet individual requirements. It will also interoperate with Linux. The CX1 server starts at $25,000 and will be available for order on Amazon.com.