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  - Cray Research Technology - Raw Scale-able power -Primarily used by Government and Military Research, and rumoured to be the back end of the Echelon global wiretap network. They will sell to anyone with a big enough cheque - assuming you can get past the front door to reception. You just keep slotting boards in to scale to the processing level you require for your project.  Cracking 128 bit RSA keys in 10 minutes would likely be about 20 - 30 boards. Most Echelon nodes run in excess of 100 - 300+ boards. Feel secure now?   - Cray Research Technology - Raw Scale-able power -Primarily used by Government and Military Research, and rumoured to be the back end of the Echelon global wiretap network. They will sell to anyone with a big enough cheque - assuming you can get past the front door to reception. You just keep slotting boards in to scale to the processing level you require for your project.  Cracking 128 bit RSA keys in 10 minutes would likely be about 20 - 30 boards. Most Echelon nodes run in excess of 100 - 300+ boards. Feel secure now?
  - Starbridge Systems - Hyper Computer PC cards utilising a programmable CPU system using a propriety language called VIVA which you can learn the basics of via emulators, and training and materials available on their website. Primarily used by education and private research. With systems priced under 10million and the ability to set a CPU to a highly specialised role giving comparable performance (for a single given task) to crays its the budget option for budding megalomaniacs. You just don't get the raw Cray parallel multitasking power unless you own several.   - Starbridge Systems - Hyper Computer PC cards utilising a programmable CPU system using a propriety language called VIVA which you can learn the basics of via emulators, and training and materials available on their website. Primarily used by education and private research. With systems priced under 10million and the ability to set a CPU to a highly specialised role giving comparable performance (for a single given task) to crays its the budget option for budding megalomaniacs. You just don't get the raw Cray parallel multitasking power unless you own several.
-  - IBM - Bigblue - IBM still has mainframes, which although technically super computers, would probably be classed more as super-bandwidth redundant multitasking machines - for education and research where lots of data needs to move between points without much extra processing these are ideal.+  - IBM - Bigblue - IBM still has mainframes, which although technically super computers, would probably be classed more as super-bandwidth redundant multitasking machines - for education and research where lots of data needs to move safely between points without much extra processing, needing automatic backup these are ideal.
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