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5/30/2014 11:47 AM EDT
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zeeglen
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Malware Alert!
zeeglen   6/1/2014 1:15:00 PM
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MALWARE Alert! Do not view the 3 posts from silverprotect and melda1980.

The 2nd two posts triggered a malware detect by eetimes, and even though I did not go to any of the posted websites, my own Bit Defender has just reported an "infected file detected".

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zeeglen   6/1/2014 1:02:39 PM
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@silver5#!+

Amazing how stupid spamsters still try to sneak their malware garbage in under the transparent pretense of a legitimate comment.

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Re: Just use a GPU Board.
silverprotect   6/1/2014 10:22:59 AM
This model contains some information that is not taught in school, so thank glad that I was able to open this page. - Naperville Cosmetic Dentists

Greg.Dee
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Just use a GPU Board.
Greg.Dee   6/1/2014 10:04:21 AM
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It's not an SBC but if i wanted to smash numbers a GPU board would be better, the nVidia Titan z has 5760 cores for 3000$, that's a little more than 50 cents a core, WIHTOUT all the hastle of dealing with a bunch of SBCs. Infact you can put 2 Titan Zs in a regular mid tower or even mini-atx on your desktop and DONE, almost 12,000 cores at your disposal for about 6K$, THAT would be home brew super computing, not a bunch of SBCs with a zillian ports you don't need and taking up valuable space, however it would look kool.

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Re: Little giants!!!
daleste   5/31/2014 6:46:46 PM
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At only a buck a core, who wouldn't want one.  I may have to look into it since I always say I need a Cray.  Now so many choices.

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Re: Little giants!!!
MS243   5/31/2014 1:57:18 PM
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  • LTSPICE
    www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-engelhardt/22/8a8/a78
    Have to dig for the others


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Re: Little giants!!!
Susan Rambo   5/31/2014 1:28:36 PM
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Thanks for the tip, MS243. (though at $192, they could probably afford to purchase one), it could be an interesting story. Send me any contact links/emails if you know of them. Thanks.

MS243
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Re: Little giants!!!
MS243   5/31/2014 12:57:07 PM
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Give one to the creaters of LTSPICE, GNUCAP, NGSPICE, and TINA respectively -- there is big pent-up demand for an in-expensive SPICE accellerator for the Free Versions of SPICE.

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Re: Little giants!!!
Susan Rambo   5/30/2014 8:53:34 PM
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Little giants indeed. We got the idea for this story when Nvidia briefed us on the $192/192-core Jetson TK1, which the company calls the world's first embedded supercomputer, because it uses Nvidia's Kepler core used in supercomputers.  Now I need to get them to give me a free sample of the kit so I can give it away to an engineer on EE Times.

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Little giants!!!
Sanjib.A   5/30/2014 1:52:13 PM
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"To put that into perspective, the SoC is packed with a mind-blowing 192 cores..." Just 192 cores? Couldn't they pack any more?...LOL...just kidding. Could not believe that RS232 had still got a chance to exist on the Nvidia SBC. Interesting to see that Raspberry Pi has found its place in the super-computer as well!

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