The Worlds First SuperComputer PC

The world's first personal supercomputer, which is 250 times faster than the average PC, has been unveiled on dec 6 2008 . With its £4,000- £8,000 price tag, the Tesla supercomputer is beyond the reach of most consumers, but is expected to revolutionise the way scientists and medical professionals carry out their work.
Until now, supercomputers were massive systems made up of thousands of machines taking up entire rooms, which cost millions of pounds to build and maintain.By contrast, Tesla personal supercomputers will cost between £4,000 and £8,000 and look much like an ordinary PC
David Kirk, chief scientist at NVIDIA, the American company which has designed the new technology, said: "Pretty much anything that you do on your PC that takes a lot of time can be accelerated with this.""These supercomputers can improve the time it takes to process information by 1,000 times."
The new computers make innovative use of graphics processing units - a technological breakthrough, which the company claims could bring lightning speeds to the next generation of home computers.They went on sale to British customers yesterday and will initially be sold to universities and to the scientific and research community.

The PC maker Dell, however, said that it would soon be mass producing them for the general consumer market.


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