TYAN have been showcasing something very special and unique at Computex this yr. They call it the "Typhoon" which is probably quite an appropriate name tag for it given that it's a SuperComputer, one that brings "personal" super computing closer to the serious end user.
Although i'm sure it's well and truely overkill for most people's needs, there would be many (server based?) environments where this puppy would play the perfect role.
Read all about this monster via the press material in our forums.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, June 7, 2006 - The age of Personal Supercomputer is coming. Tyan Computer Corp. announces new Typhoon Personal Supercomputer (PSC) embedded with Intel® processor during Computex Taipei 2006 on June, 7 in Taipei, Taiwan. Symon Chang, the CEO and founder of Tyan and Rick Brown, the Director of Intel Volume Platform Marketing hold special toasting ceremony for Typhoon (PSC)'s coming into market.
The usage of rack mount systems for cluster configurations has been on the increase in the past few years, showing no slowdown in the demand for platforms targeted for high-performance computing. Traditionally, high-performance computing platforms, including clusters, are situated in computer rooms some distance away from the people that use them. According to marketing research, cluster computing platform shared half of the high performance computing market. 72% of the Top500 high performance computing systems are clusters. Personal supercomputer is an emerging market of cluster computing platform. By estimate, the high performance computer market will grow up to $ 7.2 billion in 2006. Tyan saw a need to increase users' productivity by bringing some of the platforms right next to them in their office, the first product they are introducing is a Personal Super Computer, named Typhoon.