AVADirect Touts EVGA-Infused Supercomputer with 192GB RAM, Four GPUs

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News Posted: Wed, Jul 11 2012 12:07 PM
If you've ever wanted to own your own supercomputer, now's your chance. Boutique system builder AVADirect announced what it claims is the first personal supercomputer workstation loaded to the gills with dual 8-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 192GB of memory, and support for up to four graphics cards. That's some serious horsepower, folks.

AVADirect tapped EVGA to provide a pallet of Classified SR-X dual-socket 2011 motherboards to serve as the foundation for its personal supercomputer. Pricing starts at around $2,635 for a baseline configuration, which consists of:
  • 2 x Xeon E5-2603 quad-core processors
  • 2 x Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU coolers
  • 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 560 graphics card
  • Intel 160GB 320 Series SSD
  • 65-in-1 card reader
  • 24X DVD burner
  • Coolmer Master Cosmos II case
  • Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W power supply
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

AVADirect Supercomputer

That's not a bad setup, though if you're sitting on a mountain of cash, upgrade options abound. Maxing out the RAM to 192GB, for example, adds around $2,070 to the price tag, and if you were to equip the system with four EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB graphics cards, you can add another $2,725 on top of that. Expensive, sure, and also crazy fast.

AVADirect's Personal Supercomputer is available now.

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Inspector replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 1:17 PM

All this and no water cooling option? D: lol. 10k+ for max build xD

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lipe123 replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 1:39 PM

Who wants XEON chips for gaming?! Those things only work well when you have applications that do 1000's of parallel streams not single process apps like.. almost all games you'd want to play on this.

Also lmao at "65-in-1 card reader" thats a major selling point right there

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realneil replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 8:43 PM

Probably not for gaming. But as a Super Computer it would be bad ass for sure. (all it takes is cubic money)

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Dang that's one powerful thing, even if a little overkill.

I would have gone with the SR-2 though, as the older E5s were very overclockable and kicked butt, even in gaming. Xeons are great in single-threaded tasks too so maybe it won't hurt so much in single threaded tasks. There's definitely enough computing power to make sure 4 GTX680s are not bottlenecked.

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3vi1 replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 10:27 PM

192GB of RAM sounds crazy now... but we'll all have that one day soon.

My Amiga 1000 came with 256KB of RAM, but I got the expansion option to double it to a whopping 512KB - so I'd never need more. LOL.

And then later I bought a Toolbox (adds Amiga 2000 expansion slots to the Amiga 1000) and upped it to 2MB. It takes a long time to plug a bunch of individual RAM chips into an expansion card when you're a nervous teenager concerned with bending pins.

Now I'm sitting here with 12GB of installed RAM (20% in use) that I installed in all of 60 seconds. The world's moving fast.

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I want this thing))

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