[Beowulf] commercial clusters

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Tue Oct 3 16:44:07 EDT 2006


>
>> Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
 -- snip --
>
> Well the hard facts is that hundreds of thousands of $3000-$20k
> chesscomputers (dedicated with a 10Mhz chip) have been sold until the pc
> was
> faster than the dedicated chesscomputers. A vaste multiple indeed of that
> of
> $50-$1000 computers has been sold at the time.

Are you saying:  At least 100,000 chess computers were sold for an
average of $6000 (US) for a total of $600,000,000 before the PC was
introduced. Almost a billion dollar chess computer market segment.
You are right, that is a hard fact to believe.

 --
 Doug




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