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Chris Harlan
Re: Intel Xeon Phi in 2013 f/WSJ
on Jun 20, 2012 at 2:46:20 am

[Jeremy Garchow] "I'd imagine to be around the cost of a good GPU if that's the market they are chasing.

This is interesting. These folks put together a Tesla GPU workstation and have a config tool.

11 or 12 grand is the starting price for a system with two Tesla Fermi Processors, which they price out at 2 grand each. 16 GPUs brings the system to 25 grand. And that is with an 8 meg video card.

Give it a real video card, top out the ram (288) and the available Xeons and you are looking at 37 grand. Not bad for a supercomputer. My guess is that the Intel cards--which apparently blow the Fermis away--will be in the same ballpark, but a tad pricier. So my guess is that a starter machine will run between 15 and 20 grand and a sizzle-core-eating top-of-the-liner will come in around 50 or 60 grand. Still, that would be an amazing amount of calculation power for under 100 grand. Now, if we can only get that into a tablet.

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