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

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.