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March 17, 2010

Arrival of the Desktop Supercomputer

Randall S. Newton

Here we are in the middle of a big fat recession, and the most empowering advance in CPU technology in 20 years has arrived. I’m not talking about a new model that’s a little bit better, faster, or cheaper; I’m talking about the advent of the desktop supercomputer. The Nehalem generation of CPUs from Intel, combined with new GPU technology from NVIDIA or AMD and the most stable version of Windows ever, will revolutionize the workflow of the people who run the most compute-intensive applications.

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