Deskside Hadoop System Revives the Notion of Personal Supercomputing

Over at Scalability.org, Joe Landman writes that a new “Deskside Hadoop” system from Basement Supercomputing is reviving the idea of a personal supercomputer.

Years ago, I came to the conclusion that there was no personal supercomputing market after we tried with a deskside system … what I called a “muscular desktop” with a great deal of IO, processing, ram, and graphics. We just could not find the right niche for this, and we were being badly undercut in price by the Dell-like companies of the world, selling low end boxes that were … good enough … for a small set of tasks.

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