The roll out of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's "Titan" super computer is being delayed because the Cray motherboards have too much gold in them.
According to Slashdot, the boards have to be sent back to Cray because the gold connectors have prevented it from working.
Cray has clinched a lucrative deal to upgrade the XT5 supercomputer - aka "Jaguar" - located at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Cray is currently developing blades based on Nvidia's Tesla 20-Series GPUs for its advanced XE6 lineup.
AMD has introduced its long-awaited Opteron 6000 Series server platform. Formerly codenamed Magny-Cours, the platform features the "world’s first" 8- and 12-core x86 processor for the high-volume 2P and value 4P server market.
Some day, somewhere, someone will buy today's $3 million supercomputer for $19.95 and wear it on their wrist. In the meantime, we dazzle ourselves with IDC's HPC market research.