While the new Gojira supercomputer is not more powerful than the University of Tokyo's Oakleaf-FX at 1 petaflop of performance if you look at it from a price to performance ratio the $5,500 Gojira is more than impressive. It has a peak theoretical performance of 729 teraflops by using over 71,000 Ivy Bridge cores across several Amazon Web Service regions and providing the equivalent of 70.75 years of compute time. The cluster was built in an incredibly short time, going from zero to 50,000 cores in 23 minutes and hitting the peak after 60 minutes. You won't be playing AC Unity on it any time soon but if you want to rapidly test virtual prototypes these guys can do it for an insanely low price. Catch more at The Register and ZDNet, the Cycle Computing page seems to be down for the moment.
"Cycle Computing has helped hard drive giant Western Digital shove a month's worth of simulations into eight hours on Amazon cores."
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