Supercomputing for "everyone"  

In the panorama field, hardware is also part of the success. You can discuss here about it: camera, computer, pano head, anything
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Supercomputing for "everyone"

by gkaefer » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:06 pm

recently I got an email were a supercomputer was offered with the slogan "why only for large research centers...."

well - every week all over the world each country runs its "lotto" drawings ;-))))

would be def. good "starting" platform for rendering panos:

Link: http://www.transtec.at/A/E/solutions/hpc-high_performance_computing-cluster/cray.html

e.g.:


EXAMPLE 1: CRAY SUPERCOMPUTING WORKSTATION

Cluster & Workstation all in one: Some of everything for the workgroup build the system your team needs
• 10 processors giving 60 Intel 5600 cores with up to 480GB of memory
• plus 8TB of storage
• plus NVIDIA Quadro FX visualization
• plus NVIDIA Tesla GPU acceleration
All for your team to share.

1 x Visualization Blade (Workstation Frontend)
• 2 x Xeon E5620 CPU (2.4 GHz, 12 MB L3 Cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI)
• 48 GB DDR3-ECC RAM
• 500 GB 7.2 Krpm SATA 2.5" Hard Disk
• NVIDIA QuadroFX 4800 Graphics Adapter

2 x Compute Blades, each:
• 2 x Xeon E5620 CPU (2.4 GHz, 12 MB L3 Cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI)
• 48 GB DDR3-ECC RAM
• 500 GB 7.2 Krpm SATA 2.5" Hard Disk


1 x Fermi Blade
• 2 x Xeon E5620 CPU (2.4 GHz, 12 MB L3 Cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI)
• 48 GB DDR3-ECC RAM
• 500 GB 7.2 Krpm SATA 2.5" Hard Disk
• NVIDIA Tesla C2050 GPU

1 x 8 TB Storage Blade
• 2 x Xeon E5620 CPU (2.4 GHz, 12 MB L3 Cache, 5.86 GT/s QPI)
• 48 GB DDR3-ECC RAM
• 500 GB 7.2 Krpm SATA 2.5" Hard Disk
• LSI SAS/SATA 8704EM2 RAID Controller, 4 ports + Battery Backup RAID Controller LSI 8704/08EM2
• 4 x 2 TB 7.2 Krpm SATA 2.5" Hard Disk

PRICE: 51.468,00 EURO INCL. VAT*

example 2... 126.000€ (incl. VAT)

Liebe Gruesse,
Georg
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by klausesser » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:15 pm

Well - i guess that´s the proper devices for those of us thinking about shooting in the 500.000-image panorama range . . . :cool: :)

best, Klaus
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