Too bad it looks kind of beat up. Looks like at least the top is dented
down and the door doesn't stay shut. I might offer $50 if it ends and no
one else gets it, considering it might be a useless piece of hardware.
On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 5:19 PM, mc68010 <mc68010 at gmail.com> wrote:
Might be fun for someone in Ohio. Wrong part of the
country for me.
Here's an original press release on it. What sort of processors did
these use ?
NCube Inc, one of the small band of sturdy massively parallel processing
pioneers, reckons that it may need to crash the entry price of its machines
to popularise the concept, and yesterday it announced the nCube 2E series,
starting with just eight and going to 128 of the company's proprietary
processors, with an entry price of $30,000. In full configuration, it is
claimed to offer five times the performance of mainframe systems - but that
depends on users writing applications that can keep all the processors
popping, and that is the hard part. The nCube 2E series is designed to
operate as a stand-alone system or as a networked extension of existing
computing resources, integrating into environments of supercomputers,
mainframes, minicomputers and workstations from multiple vendors. Using the
nCube Parallel Software Environment, applications developed for an
eight-processor nCube 2E system will run unchanged on an nCube 2S computer
with as many as 8,192 processors, so serious potential users can make an
affordable investment in the thing to decide whether they really like it
before making a real commitment. A fully configured nCube 2E will deliver
up to 1,280 MIPS and 422 MFLOPS, the company says. The nCube 2E comes with
from 32Mb to 4Gb memory and up to 24Gb of disk. It has up to 64
input-output channels, supports TCP/IP and Ethernet, has C++, C, and
Fortran libraries with VAX extensions, supports Oracle in a client-server
environment and fits in a deskside cabinet 29 by 18 by 30.