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August 10, 2006 10:30:43 PM

Hi All:
My manager wants me to build the world fastest PC, or something close to it. He did say money is not an object (for now :) 
Can anyone help me out putting the specifications, like what CPU, Mem, Motherboard, Case, Fan (cooling)....etc

Is there any company (vendor) already doing this?

Many thanks

Andy

Windss

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August 10, 2006 10:32:00 PM

Oooph.. I sense a E6800 storm brewin.
August 10, 2006 10:33:46 PM

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Hi All:
My manager wants me to build the world fastest PC, or something close to it. He did say money is not an object (for now :) 
Can anyone help me out putting the specifications, like what CPU, Mem, Motherboard, Case, Fan (cooling)....etc

Is there any company (vendor) already doing this?

Many thanks

Andy

Windss


Not sure about the fastest. The second fastest is named Deep Thought. Dont know eher you could buy the components though, sorry
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August 10, 2006 10:41:23 PM

Windess forget about this "Dual Core" stupidity. Stick with a Pentium 4 "Prescott" with Hyperthreading and Add some LN2. And clock it to 10Ghz That's The Worlds fastest, Handsdown!
August 10, 2006 10:43:15 PM

I'm not going to do it, but I do believe he said PC as in Personal Computer, not Super Computer.
August 10, 2006 10:45:03 PM

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Windess forget about this "Dual Core" stupidity. Stick with a Pentium 4 "Prescott" with Hyperthreading and Add some LN2. And clock it to 10Ghz That's The Worlds fastest, Handsdown!


:lol:  Gee, how long with that 10Ghz last?
August 10, 2006 10:46:16 PM

Correct, I want something that can sit in a office, and does't require a rack :) 
August 10, 2006 10:51:03 PM

What's it for?
August 10, 2006 10:54:25 PM

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What's it for?


Do laugh, but its just for regular office usage: word, excel, Outlook, and some video editing, maybe some programming...
But, he's the boss, and he will get what he wants. He's also pretty savy when it comes to hardware. But he just don't have the time to do it himself
August 10, 2006 10:57:05 PM

:? Oooph... senses the E6800 storm dissipating.
August 10, 2006 10:59:13 PM

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I love that "How many" counter... lol, who would need 2? 8O 8) :wink:


One for Excel, and one for Solitaire. :p  :wink:
August 10, 2006 11:01:56 PM

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I love that "How many" counter... lol, who would need 2? 8O 8) :wink:


One for Excel, and one for Solitaire. :p  :wink:

and another to watch your flying windows screensaver... :twisted: :wink:
August 10, 2006 11:05:50 PM

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and another to watch your flying windows screensaver... :twisted: :wink:


You got flying windows? Man, I'm still on toasters. :cry: 
August 10, 2006 11:08:54 PM

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and another to watch your flying windows screensaver... :twisted: :wink:


You got flying windows? Man, I'm still on toasters. :cry: 

No... i've only heard about em on tv, i've got a red circle that spins quickly in the middle of the screen... however, since its a circle, you can't tell its spinning :cry: 
August 10, 2006 11:53:01 PM

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and another to watch your flying windows screensaver... :twisted: :wink:


You got flying windows? Man, I'm still on toasters. :cry: 

No... i've only heard about em on tv, i've got a red circle that spins quickly in the middle of the screen... however, since its a circle, you can't tell its spinning :cry: 

LOL i love it, its a circle so you can't tell its spinning!
August 11, 2006 12:02:26 AM

Ya i know... next time i upgrade my screensaver, i'm going with a spinning square, or maybe a triangle, havn't decided. Problem is if anything spins fast enough, it looks like a circle. :cry: 
August 11, 2006 12:05:29 AM

lol, well turn the refresh rate down :wink: then you could see it spinning
August 11, 2006 12:12:22 AM

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lol, well turn the refresh rate down :wink: then you could see it spinning


NO WAY MAN.... I LIVE FOR SPEED :p  8)
August 11, 2006 12:14:54 AM

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Ya i know... next time i upgrade my screensaver, i'm going with a spinning square, or maybe a triangle, havn't decided. Problem is if anything spins fast enough, it looks like a circle. :cry: 


After a while, my screensaver turns into a black sphere, revolving and bouncing across a black background. My green monitor light even turns orange to let me know it's running. 8)
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August 11, 2006 12:33:34 AM

World's fastest in what? There are many "world's fastest" metrics for computers. Since we're talking personal computers, I'll assume that if it can fit in a tower case (ATX or EATX) and can run Winderz, it's a PC.

1. Fastest clock speed:
-> Get a Pentium D 965 or a Pentium 4 671 Cedar Mill and put that sucker on water, Peltier, or phase change cooling. Overclock to around 5 GHz as that is very fast and will have at least a minimal lifespan.

2. Fastest in single-threaded application benchmarks:
-> Get a Core 2 Duo X6800 and overclock on water to about 3.5 GHz.

3. Fastest in multi-threaded application benchmarks:
-> Put two 3.00 Woodcrest Xeons or Opteron 290SEs on an ATX or EATX motherboard. The choice of Intel or AMD will vary with the application- Optys are better at server-type applications and the Xeon is better at most other things. Overclock if you wish, but DP servers are not as friendly to overclock if the board even permits it.

4. Most FLOPS:
-> Two 3.00 Woodcrests should do the trick.

5. Best GPU performance:
-> Get a decent motherboard that supports two x16 PCIe slots in SLi. The NVIDIA NForce 570 SLi, 590 SLi and NF4 SLi x32 fit the bill. Put two GeForce 7950GX2 boards in the slots, giving you four GPUs. The CPU choice does not matter that much- something like an Athlon 64 3000+ should keep the GPUs fed, especially at high resolutions.

6. Best overall performance
-> Put a pair of 150GB Raptors in RAID 1 on a reasonably good motherboard. The choice of CPU does not matter too too much- a Conroe E6700 or an Athlon X2 5000+ would be enough, I think. Put a X1900XTX or a 7900GT in the graphics slot. Put 2GB of good RAM in the system and make sure to go through MSCONFIG.EXE and pare down the useless startup services from the Windows installation to speed responsiveness and bootup speed. Your boss will see that this is a very fast system and be quite happy with its performance in office apps. The hard drive speed and RAM size is really the kicker- if you need more speed, you can RAID 0 those HDDs (I would not recommend it) or pull out the big guns and drop a couple of 15K SCSI drives in there. XP really only likes 2, maybe 3GB RAM, so unless he is using Linux or something, more than 2GB RAM is not going to help.
August 11, 2006 12:33:59 AM

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Windess forget about this "Dual Core" stupidity. Stick with a Pentium 4 "Prescott" with Hyperthreading and Add some LN2. And clock it to 10Ghz That's The Worlds fastest, Handsdown!


:lol:  Gee, how long with that 10Ghz last?

10 minutes, if you're lucky.

Anyhow, the Mac Pro looks amazing, however, you said that you wanted the world's fastest PC.
August 11, 2006 12:51:25 AM

The Mac Pro can run Windows without boot camp, if you don't mind doing a little hacking.
August 11, 2006 12:56:23 AM

If you are looking to stroke his hardware ego, you might want to look into a purpose built RAM drive. I believe two of those were recently featured on tomshardware a while back, maybe a year or 6 months?
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August 11, 2006 12:59:51 AM

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World's fastest in what? There are many "world's fastest" metrics for computers. Since we're talking personal computers, I'll assume that if it can fit in a tower case (ATX or EATX) and can run Winderz, it's a PC.

1. Fastest clock speed:
-> Get a Pentium D 965 or a Pentium 4 671 Cedar Mill and put that sucker on water, Peltier, or phase change cooling. Overclock to around 5 GHz as that is very fast and will have at least a minimal lifespan.

2. Fastest in single-threaded application benchmarks:
-> Get a Core 2 Duo X6800 and overclock on water to about 3.5 GHz.

3. Fastest in multi-threaded application benchmarks:
-> Put two 3.00 Woodcrest Xeons or Opteron 290SEs on an ATX or EATX motherboard. The choice of Intel or AMD will vary with the application- Optys are better at server-type applications and the Xeon is better at most other things. Overclock if you wish, but DP servers are not as friendly to overclock if the board even permits it.

4. Most FLOPS:
-> Two 3.00 Woodcrests should do the trick.

5. Best GPU performance:
-> Get a decent motherboard that supports two x16 PCIe slots in SLi. The NVIDIA NForce 570 SLi, 590 SLi and NF4 SLi x32 fit the bill. Put two GeForce 7950GX2 boards in the slots, giving you four GPUs. The CPU choice does not matter that much- something like an Athlon 64 3000+ should keep the GPUs fed, especially at high resolutions.

6. Best overall performance
-> Put a pair of 150GB Raptors in RAID 1 on a reasonably good motherboard. The choice of CPU does not matter too too much- a Conroe E6700 or an Athlon X2 5000+ would be enough, I think. Put a X1900XTX or a 7900GT in the graphics slot. Put 2GB of good RAM in the system and make sure to go through MSCONFIG.EXE and pare down the useless startup services from the Windows installation to speed responsiveness and bootup speed. Your boss will see that this is a very fast system and be quite happy with its performance in office apps. The hard drive speed and RAM size is really the kicker- if you need more speed, you can RAID 0 those HDDs (I would not recommend it) or pull out the big guns and drop a couple of 15K SCSI drives in there. XP really only likes 2, maybe 3GB RAM, so unless he is using Linux or something, more than 2GB RAM is not going to help.


Close, but the fastest are still RISC based servers. And yes, they are in ATX type towers. like IBM System p5™ and eServer p5 servers.
August 11, 2006 1:24:00 AM

Buy an engineering sample Kentsfield from ebay and overclock it above 4GHz with water cooling or phase change.
a c 99 à CPUs
August 11, 2006 1:30:21 AM

Yeah, I kind of skirted around that one when I said "runs Windows." I also meant "runs Windows programs" too. MS did release a version of XP for Itanium, W2K Server for the Alpha, and NT for the PowerPC and those are RISC-based server chips, but those are rare ducks with nil for app support.

The IBM pServer 550 with 4 1.65 GHz POWER5 CPUs in a very large case is certainly powerful, but I'd be willing to wager that a pair of 3.0 GHz Woodcrests or 2.8 GHz Opteron 290SEs can take it in most if not all areas as the POWER chips are giving up a lot of speed, even if they operate in NUMA mode like the Opterons and have a quad-channel memory interface as the Woodcrests do. The PowerPC 970 is based on the POWER5 and has been benched against the Opteron in the past and the Opteron comes out a little ahead in the IPC department. The Woodcrest is ahead of the Opteron, and as such it should be even further ahead of the POWER chip in IPC. Couple that with nearly double the clock speed and the 4 POWER5 CPUs in the p550 should get shown the door.
August 11, 2006 2:04:17 AM

I would post the X6800 is the most balla s**t evah picture here! but i think everyone on here is tired of it...

Personally if its for office work the X6800 would be nice! its over kill... but it will work well for switching to Vista!
August 11, 2006 2:09:32 AM

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Anyhow, the Mac Pro looks amazing, however, you said that you wanted the world's fastest PC.


Might as well be a PC.

I second the Mac Pro - cheap(only $3k!), fast (Woodcrest kicks Conroe's wimpy butt), and quiet. Dual 3.0Ghz + 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 4 x 500GB hard-drives.... won't need to upgrade until next year.
August 11, 2006 2:22:45 AM

If it's an office pc used for work (3dmax, autocad etc.) and gaming (Oblivion, BF2 etc.) This will do very well:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo X6800
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6
RAM: 2GB of DDR2-1066 (read the Gigabyte RAM support list)
GPU: 2xATi x1900XTX (or XT's with a little overclock) in crossfire.
PSU: About 600+watt would do, add 50+ for each harddisk in the system.

If you can get DRAM based harddisk's for PC's, sure buy one for the C-drive and some big 250-500GB harddisks in raid for storage.

It doesn't get much faster than this, oh wait a sec...

BlueGene/L System is the fastest super computer in the world with 280.6 TFlop/s (“teraflops” or trillions of calculations per second)
What a speed devil :twisted:

http://www.top500.org/
August 11, 2006 2:54:55 AM

hey Windss, check your PM inbox...
August 11, 2006 3:30:16 AM

Why not go a for a Quad Opty system. Tyan has some nice mobos for that.
August 11, 2006 4:08:49 AM

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Windess forget about this "Dual Core" stupidity. Stick with a Pentium 4 "Prescott" with Hyperthreading and Add some LN2. And clock it to 10Ghz That's The Worlds fastest, Handsdown!


lol you idiot.. the world record for a pentium 4 chip is around 7GHz, with nitrogen cooling. core 2 duo at almost 5GHz will own the living crap out of a P4 at 7ghz, or at least that's my true guess. feel free to try it anyway.
August 11, 2006 4:38:35 AM

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What's it for?


Do laugh, but its just for regular office usage: word, excel, Outlook, and some video editing, maybe some programming...
But, he's the boss, and he will get what he wants. He's also pretty savy when it comes to hardware. But he just don't have the time to do it himself

just check out dell
http://www.dell.com/content/products/results.aspx/deskt...
August 11, 2006 4:41:06 AM

I was working on creating the world's best PC. I did not have the funding to test all of the parts though. The price for this monster of a computer is $16,292. NoCompromiseComputing is the name...

http://www.splitsecondservice.com/noco/index.htm

As you can see on the site the June launch date didn't quite happen :cry:  .

If you want anymore information on the computer, you can email me at info@splitsecondservice.com
August 11, 2006 6:54:19 AM

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Hi All:
My manager wants me to build the world fastest PC, or something close to it. He did say money is not an object (for now :) 
Can anyone help me out putting the specifications, like what CPU, Mem, Motherboard, Case, Fan (cooling)....etc

Is there any company (vendor) already doing this?

Many thanks

Andy

Windss


purcase 20,000 Mac G5 surpluses then LAN them together to create a cluster. you will prob. have the most powerful in the world
if 1,566 create 25 teraflops
and blue gene/L has 280.6
that means that you would need...
25/1,566=0.016 tflops (rounded to 2 dp)
means that
280.6/.016=17,537.5 Mac G5's needed

now since the 1,566 uses Xserve that have a 2 Ghz core
we will have to adapt a bit

if we can assume that the Xserve are single core then we can get pro mac's with dual core then we shouldnt need as many units
ofcourse the Dual core doesnt supstitute a real second core as a 2 Ghz is actually running 2 cores at 1Ghz, but it does improve effecentcy. now we wont change the amount since the 17,537.5 is equivelent, and we want the best and fastest
now since each PC costs about 2000USD that means that the total is
cant buy 3/4 a pc;
17,538*2000= 35,076,000
so thats 35 million, even if we assume that we save about 60 on each unit due to bulk buying that means it costs 1940, so
17538*1940=34023720
which is 34 million odd. now the brilliant thing is that shipping is included! though we still havnt included the miles of cabling or switches and hubs that are going to be required

for the sake of simplicity we are assuming that you are going to use a few of these to network

Cisco SFS InfiniBand Server Switch 7012P - switch - 144 ports - each costs $68675.20USD
since i cant find any with more ports without having to ask for the price this one should do fine

17538/144=122 rounded up to nearest whole number
that means that as each costs 68675.20 its gonna cost
68675.2*122=8,378,374.4
now i know that this is abit steep but your in luck! they have a cash price! only 67301.7! the shop is the LA computer store

http://www.lacc.com/product.asp?pf_id=SFS7012P

if we use this new amount
67301.7*122=8,210,807.4!

now also we need cabling,
if 305 metre costs 49 quid, about 70 80 dollars. we can assume that one 305 reel can serve a single 144, though we should get extra just incase
so 5 extra i think
call it $70 since we can almost always find a bargain.
70*127= 8,890

this allows us to network the PCs up,
now i havnt included power cost though if you want i can work out the approxamate ussage...what the hell, i'm bored
a G5 uses about 55watts peak if we use
http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2685&p=7
as a guide. and the max consuption is 97 for the whole system. we should assume a bit of overhead, since they are never absolutely accurate. so if we place a 10% overhead equals
97/100*110=106.7Watts
we will round to 110 for simplicity and assume that you have cheap electricity i'll use this as a guide
http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cost.html
in astin
now 17538 Macs using 110 watts each give
17538*110=1,929,180 watts per hour
since its calculated in kilowatts not watts means that
1929180/10=192918kWh
remember, first 500kHw costs 5.8 cents per hour so thats
.058*9=0.522c
and dont forget
192918-500=192418kWh
so 192418*.1=19241.8c
19241.8/100=192.41
which gives us
$192.41 per hour
or take away the 500 watt initial of 5.8c and you get
$192.918 per hour

of course this amount is dependent on the months as the cost fluctates
and you will prob. need a warehouse alteast to store it all. now if we take the dimension of 1 G5 from http://www.apple.com/macpro/specs.html
height:51.1cm
width:20.6cm
depth:47.5cm
we can assume the total cubic volume is
work out base size
20.6*47.5=978.5cm2
and the cubic size
51.1*20.6*47.5= 500,001.35 cm3
or in m3
500,001.35/100=5000m3...though i'm sure this sounds wrong

Volume of a cube = side times side times side. Since each side of a square is the same, it can simply be the length of one side cubed.

If a square has one side of 4 inches, the volume would be 4 inches times 4 inches times 4 inches, or 64 cubic inches. (Cubic inches can also be written in3.)

rectangular prism = a b c

anywho from this we know it is (apparently) 5000cubic metres. and since we have 17,538 we need a storeroom of about
17538*5000=87,690,000 cubic metres

this of course does not include any space for the switches or any room for ventilation.

in additum we also need a number of powerpoint extension cords. though since they can be found in most stores, i think its safe to say that you can buy and find them urself

this leads us with a total of:
Macs:_______________34,023,720
switch:_______________8,378,374.4 OR
cash switch:___________8,210,807.4
Cable:___________________8,890
total:_______________42,410,984.4
total:cash___________42,243,417.4


so there you go, $42,243,417.4
and $192.918 per hour of uptime, though it might take a while to turn on


yes...i was very bored
August 11, 2006 7:24:28 AM

Ummmmmmm......I'd wager a bet that if his boss did go for this, he wouldn't be able to afford to keep him on the payroll....thus Windss shouldn't suggest this unless he wants to look for a new job. :?
August 11, 2006 7:46:49 AM

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yes...i was very bored


Indeed, however very nice. :D 
August 11, 2006 7:53:47 AM

how about buy him a 386, then build urself a nice expensive computer, and maybe u can throw in some stuff for me to :D 
August 11, 2006 7:59:43 AM

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I'd build similar to this:
http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0242605
This is the best pre-built I've seen - even has dual x1900xtx Crossfire. Do an identical build, and overclock it.


I would recommed exit2dos idea, but instead of building it, just buy it instead :!:
you can save money by building it yourself but then you dont want to be called by the boss anytime there is a problem with it do you?

buying it will also come with a warranty plus customer support. Also you boss sounds like the type who would buy a ferrari just because its the "fastest" and never ever go beyound 140km/hr.

Finally, he is your boss so what the heck, let him waste his money a bit , its not from your pocket and no one can ever point a finger at the PC and say its not above average :wink:
August 11, 2006 8:28:08 AM

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I was working on creating the world's best PC. I did not have the funding to test all of the parts though. The price for this monster of a computer is $16,292. NoCompromiseComputing is the name...

http://www.splitsecondservice.com/noco/index.htm

As you can see on the site the June launch date didn't quite happen :cry:  .

If you want anymore information on the computer, you can email me at info@splitsecondservice.com


anyone else get a virus warning when they clicked on this? or was i the only f*ckwad that did? :cry: 
i wanna report but i wanna make sure
August 11, 2006 11:55:24 AM

nope no virus.
August 11, 2006 12:34:55 PM

Give him a GameBoy.

Well, I would say a Core 2 Extreme with a Core 2 motherboard supporting Crossfire, dual X1900XTs (if he doesn't plan on using Linux, in which case an SLI system would be better), a hardware RAID 0+1 array of 4 300GB SCSI 10K RPM hard drives, 4GB of Crucial Ballistix highest-speed DDR2 memory, and a Hydra Peltier cooling system.
August 11, 2006 12:55:51 PM

Quote:
Hi All:
My manager wants me to build the world fastest PC, or something close to it. He did say money is not an object (for now :) 
Can anyone help me out putting the specifications, like what CPU, Mem, Motherboard, Case, Fan (cooling)....etc

Is there any company (vendor) already doing this?

Many thanks

Andy

Windss


purcase 20,000 Mac G5 surpluses then LAN them together to create a cluster. you will prob. have the most powerful in the world
if 1,566 create 25 teraflops
and blue gene/L has 280.6
that means that you would need...
25/1,566=0.016 tflops (rounded to 2 dp)
means that
280.6/.016=17,537.5 Mac G5's needed

now since the 1,566 uses Xserve that have a 2 Ghz core
we will have to adapt a bit

if we can assume that the Xserve are single core then we can get pro mac's with dual core then we shouldnt need as many units
ofcourse the Dual core doesnt supstitute a real second core as a 2 Ghz is actually running 2 cores at 1Ghz, but it does improve effecentcy. now we wont change the amount since the 17,537.5 is equivelent, and we want the best and fastest
now since each PC costs about 2000USD that means that the total is
cant buy 3/4 a pc;
17,538*2000= 35,076,000
so thats 35 million, even if we assume that we save about 60 on each unit due to bulk buying that means it costs 1940, so
17538*1940=34023720
which is 34 million odd. now the brilliant thing is that shipping is included! though we still havnt included the miles of cabling or switches and hubs that are going to be required

for the sake of simplicity we are assuming that you are going to use a few of these to network

Cisco SFS InfiniBand Server Switch 7012P - switch - 144 ports - each costs $68675.20USD
since i cant find any with more ports without having to ask for the price this one should do fine

17538/144=122 rounded up to nearest whole number
that means that as each costs 68675.20 its gonna cost
68675.2*122=8,378,374.4
now i know that this is abit steep but your in luck! they have a cash price! only 67301.7! the shop is the LA computer store

http://www.lacc.com/product.asp?pf_id=SFS7012P

if we use this new amount
67301.7*122=8,210,807.4!

now also we need cabling,
if 305 metre costs 49 quid, about 70 80 dollars. we can assume that one 305 reel can serve a single 144, though we should get extra just incase
so 5 extra i think
call it $70 since we can almost always find a bargain.
70*127= 8,890

this allows us to network the PCs up,
now i havnt included power cost though if you want i can work out the approxamate ussage...what the hell, i'm bored
a G5 uses about 55watts peak if we use
http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2685&p=7
as a guide. and the max consuption is 97 for the whole system. we should assume a bit of overhead, since they are never absolutely accurate. so if we place a 10% overhead equals
97/100*110=106.7Watts
we will round to 110 for simplicity and assume that you have cheap electricity i'll use this as a guide
http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cost.html
in astin
now 17538 Macs using 110 watts each give
17538*110=1,929,180 watts per hour
since its calculated in kilowatts not watts means that
1929180/10=192918kWh
remember, first 500kHw costs 5.8 cents per hour so thats
.058*9=0.522c
and dont forget
192918-500=192418kWh
so 192418*.1=19241.8c
19241.8/100=192.41
which gives us
$192.41 per hour
or take away the 500 watt initial of 5.8c and you get
$192.918 per hour

of course this amount is dependent on the months as the cost fluctates
and you will prob. need a warehouse alteast to store it all. now if we take the dimension of 1 G5 from http://www.apple.com/macpro/specs.html
height:51.1cm
width:20.6cm
depth:47.5cm
we can assume the total cubic volume is
work out base size
20.6*47.5=978.5cm2
and the cubic size
51.1*20.6*47.5= 500,001.35 cm3
or in m3
500,001.35/100=5000m3...though i'm sure this sounds wrong

Volume of a cube = side times side times side. Since each side of a square is the same, it can simply be the length of one side cubed.

If a square has one side of 4 inches, the volume would be 4 inches times 4 inches times 4 inches, or 64 cubic inches. (Cubic inches can also be written in3.)

rectangular prism = a b c

anywho from this we know it is (apparently) 5000cubic metres. and since we have 17,538 we need a storeroom of about
17538*5000=87,690,000 cubic metres

this of course does not include any space for the switches or any room for ventilation.

in additum we also need a number of powerpoint extension cords. though since they can be found in most stores, i think its safe to say that you can buy and find them urself

this leads us with a total of:
Macs:_______________34,023,720
switch:_______________8,378,374.4 OR
cash switch:___________8,210,807.4
Cable:___________________8,890
total:_______________42,410,984.4
total:cash___________42,243,417.4


so there you go, $42,243,417.4
and $192.918 per hour of uptime, though it might take a while to turn on


yes...i was very bored

This is what they call "COMPUTING" !!!!!!!
August 11, 2006 1:01:56 PM

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and you will prob. need a warehouse alteast to store it all. now if we take the dimension of 1 G5 from http://www.apple.com/macpro/specs.html
height:51.1cm
width:20.6cm
depth:47.5cm
we can assume the total cubic volume is
work out base size
20.6*47.5=978.5cm2
and the cubic size
51.1*20.6*47.5= 500,001.35 cm3
or in m3
500,001.35/100=5000m3...though i'm sure this sounds wrong


You are right, this is wrong. It was 50,001 not 500,001 and you only divided by 100 (it should've been 100^3)

Simple demonstration : convert your cm into m before multiplying
51.1 cm = 0.511 m
20.6 cm = 0.206 m
47.5 cm = 0.475 m

51.1 cm * 20.6 cm * 47.5 cm = 50 001.35 cm^3 = (50 001.35 cm^3)/(100 cm/m)^3 = 0,050001 m^3
and
0.511 m * 0.206 m * 0.475 m = 0.050001 m^3

I guess I'm even more bored :p 
August 11, 2006 1:22:41 PM

Aye, they were reviewed by Anandtech as well.

I believe when they first hit the scene they came in a 4GB flavor, and I believe now they come in 8GB. I remember reading at Anandtech they loaded the OS into 4GB and got tremendous increse in boot speeds.
August 11, 2006 2:24:47 PM

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