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21 October 2008

Cray Desktop Supercomputer


Now, before I show you the cool new toy, I have to point out why I will never trust SGI / Cray again.

I had 100 shares of SGI.  July 5th 2006 they announced this:
SGI's current shareholders will receive no recovery under the plan.


I thought WTF, so I emailed them. Lisa Pistacchio emailed me back:

Upon confirmation of the Plan of Reorganization, the current SGI stock will be cancelled.
For more information, please go to www.sgi.com/reorg

My regrets. I am a shareholder, too.  

I thought WTF?

So what happened? They dropped my stocks, didn't reimburse me a dime, then immediately started selling stocks again.  It's like if you loaned your friend money because you believed in and like them; then one day they walk up to you and say "Fuck you! I'm never paying you back biotch! BTW Can you loan me some more money?"

So, while I will never trust the company again, this does look cool (if expensive). Of course, I'd rather it be AMD and OpenSolaris, but hey....

Review

General Information
Item Number Please confirm your selection.
Configuration Date 10/21/2008 12:46:53 PM

Product Information
Model CRAY CX1
Total Processors 8 CPUs
Total Memory 128 GB RAM
Total Storage 4280 GB

Configuration Detail
Item TypeDescriptionQuantitySKU
CX1 EnclosureCXC1081
   SystemCXC108 Chassis1CXC108
   Redundant Power SuppliesSingle Phase Hot Swap Power Module (Kit of 2)1CX1SPHSPM
   Form FactorDeskside Rolling Tray1CX1DSRT
   Infiniband KitInfiniBand Switch DDR 24 Ports1CX1IBSWDDR24
   WarrantyCXC108 - 3 Years Onsite NBD - 24 x 7 Tel Support (NA)1CXC1083YNBD24X7NA
CX1 NodesCN54001
   CN5400Compute Node CN5400 (Dual Processor)1CN5400
   ProcessorXeon Quad-Core E5472 3.0GHz 12M 1600 MHz2H5472
   Memory4GB FBDIMM DDR2 800MHz ECC/Reg.84GF8
   Hard Drive320GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5"1320725
   Remote ManagementRemote Management Module1CX1RMM
   Fiber ChannelLSI 7204EP-LC Dual Port 4GB FC HBA1LSI7204EPLCKIT
   WarrantyCC48/CC54 - 3 Years Onsite NBD - 24 x 7 Call Center Support (NA)1CC48/CC543YNBD24X7NA
   Infiniband KitInfiniBand Kit (DP) DDR1CX1IBKITUPDDR
   Operating System InstallationRH/OCS - Factory Install - Basic Services (per node)1CX1FOIRHHPC
   Operating System SupportRH/OCS - 1 Year 24 x 7 Tel and Web support, unlimited incidents1SRHHPC1Y24x7x1H
CX1 NodesCS54081
   CS5408Storage Node CS5408 (DP - 8 x HS HDD)1CS5408
   ProcessorXeon Quad-Core E5472 3.0GHz 12M 1600 MHz2H5472
   Memory4GB FBDIMM DDR2 800MHz ECC/Reg.84GF8
   Internal Fixed Hard Drive320GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5"1320725
   Raid ControllerRAID controller LSI SAS/SATA 8708EM2 8 ports, 3GB/s1LSI8708EM2
   Battery Backup RAID ControllerOptional Battery Backup LSI 8704/08EM21LSIBBU6
   Hot-Swap Hard Drives250GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5" Extended Duty8250S725EX
   Remote ManagementRemote Management Module1CX1RMM
   Operating System InstallationRH/OCS - Factory Install - Basic Services (per node)1CX1FOIRHHPC
   Infiniband KitInfiniBand Kit (DP) DDR1CX1IBKITUPDDR
   Operating System SupportRH/OCS - 1 Year 24 x 7 Tel and Web support, unlimited incidents1SRHHPC1Y24x7x1H
   WarrantyCS5408 - 3 Years Onsite NBD - 24 x 7 Call Center Support (NA)1CS54083YNBD24X7NA
CX1 NodesCV54011
   CV5401Visualization Node CV5401 (DP - 1 x Graphic)1CV5401
   ProcessorXeon Quad-Core E5472 3.0GHz 12M 1600 MHz2H5472
   Memory4GB FBDIMM DDR2 800MHz ECC/Reg.84GF8
   Hard Drive320GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5"1320725
   Video CardNVIDIA QuadroFX 56001NVQFX5600
   Remote ManagementRemote Management Module1CX1RMM
   WarrantyCV54 - 3 Years Onsite NBD - 24 x 7 Call Center Support (NA)1CV543YNBD24X7NA
   Operating System InstallationRH/OCS - Factory Install - Basic Services (per node)1CX1FOIRHHPC
   Operating System SupportRH/OCS - 1 Year 24 x 7 Tel and Web support, unlimited incidents1SRHHPC1Y24x7x1H
   Infiniband KitInfiniBand Kit (DP) DDR1CX1IBKITUPDDR
CX1 NodesCS54041
   CS5404Storage Node CS5404 (DP - 4 x HS HDD)1CS5404
   ProcessorXeon Quad-Core E5472 3.0GHz 12M 1600 MHz2H5472
   Memory4GB FBDIMM DDR2 800MHz ECC/Reg.84GF8
   Internal Fixed Hard Drive320GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5"1320725
   Raid ControllerRAID controller LSI SAS/SATA 8704EM2 4 ports, 3GB/s1LSI8704EM2
   Battery Backup RAID ControllerOptional Battery Backup LSI 8704/08EM21LSIBBU6
   Hot-Swap Hard Drives250GB 7.2K RPM SATA 3Gbps 2.5" Extended Duty4250S725EX
   Remote ManagementRemote Management Module1CX1RMM
   WarrantyCS5404 - 3 Years Onsite NBD - 24 x 7 Call Center Support (NA)1CS54043YNBD24X7NA
   Operating System SupportRH/OCS - 1 Year 24 x 7 Tel and Web support, unlimited incidents1SRHHPC1Y24x7x1H
   Infiniband KitInfiniBand Kit (DP) DDR1CX1IBKITUPDDR
   Operating System InstallationRH/OCS - Factory Install - Basic Services (per node)1CX1FOIRHHPC
Power Cord (kit of 2)CX1 Power Cord USA/JP 2.5M2CX1PC2
Keyboard and MouseCordless Keyboard and Mouse MX55001CX1WKBMO
MonitorSamsung 30 inches LCD Monitor Black 305T2S305T
On-Site Installation ServicesRH/OCS - Onsite Install - Premium Services (per CX1 system)1OSIPMSHPC
Road CaseRugged CX1 Roadcase1CX1RC
Unit Price$84,089.00
Quantity1
Total Price (USD)$84,089.00