Sometimes I look through the Best Buy ads or whatnot and see hardrives bigger than I can imagine and think "What the hell would I store on that thing that would justify a hard drive that large?"
Answer (sadly): Whatever the hell you want...
Yeah. I remember getting a Comodore-64 to replace my Vic-20 and wondering what I was gonna do with all that RAM. Same thing when I got my first HD. It had a whopping 20 megabytes of storage.
Why would the "mainstream" even want a $25k supercomputer at home?
Just because. Don't ask me what I need it for. "We wants it Deagol my love. Gives it to usss...It's my Preciousss..."
But seriously, I could think of a few independent animators I know that might consider pooling resources for something like this next time they were rendering high quality final output. It would also be a great tool for criminals who need to crack commercial encryption schemes more cheaply and efficiently...
(Of course, a Beowulf cluster would be faster
still, but what the hey...
Posted by: Edvard
Ballmer & friends just couldn't leave well enough alone, could they?
Admit it, you knew it was going to happen...
Nope they couldn't.
And yes, we did.