Orion 2 s Transmeta Efficeon CPUs Power Orion Supercomputers

Orion is offering two models of its Cluster Workstations far faster
than standard desktop computers. The first is a desktop model the size of a
pizza delivery box with room for 12 computer processing chips. The second is a "deskside"
model that has room for 96 processing "nodes" or chips. Both rely on Transmeta
chips. Orion’s DS-96 deskside Cluster Workstation is capable of handling 150
billion calculations per second on a regular basis and up to 300 billion
operations at peak moments. It offers hard disk capacity with up to 9.6 trillion
bytes of storage. The cost of the machines is in line with standard prices for
research workstations. The basic 12-chip model runs around $ 10,000 and the
96-chip computer costs upward of $ 100,000.

Orion 1 Transmeta Efficeon CPUs Power Orion Supercomputers

Orion 2 Transmeta Efficeon CPUs Power Orion Supercomputers

Orion Multisystems is looking to create “personal supercomputers” aimed at
researchers, designers and other users of high-performance computers. Orion can
capitalize on a vast performance gap that has grown up between supercomputers
and PCs. Orion is offering two models of its Cluster Workstations far faster
than standard desktop computers. The first is a desktop model the size of a
pizza delivery box with room for 12 computer processing chips. The second is a “deskside”
model that has room for 96 processing “nodes” or chips. Both rely on Transmeta
chips. Orion’s DS-96 deskside Cluster Workstation is capable of handling 150
billion calculations per second on a regular basis and up to 300 billion
operations at peak moments. It offers hard disk capacity with up to 9.6 trillion
bytes of storage. The cost of the machines is in line with standard prices for
research workstations. The basic 12-chip model runs around $ 10,000 and the
96-chip computer costs upward of $ 100,000.