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Supercomputing on a Budget

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

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The new machine, the Kentucky Asymmetric Zero, or KASY0, marks a 10-fold advance from KLAT2, the inexpensive supercomputer Dietz and Mattox built in 2000 for a cost of less than $1,000 per gigaflops.

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August 27, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) --Three years after breaking a supercomputing cost threshold, UK electrical and computer engineering professor Hank Dietz has done it again! Dietz and doctoral student Tim Mattox have built a supercomputer using standard PC parts – for a cost of less than $100 per gigaflops.

The new machine, the Kentucky Asymmetric Zero, or KASY0, marks a 10-fold advance from KLAT2, the inexpensive supercomputer Dietz and Mattox built in 2000 for a cost of less than $1,000 per gigaflops.

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