Call it the cow cluster. Gateway, know for its customer-oriented style and Holstein-print packaging, has partnered with United Devices to create the world’s second-fastest supercomputer. Nearly 8,000 of Gateway’s floor model PCs will be joined together in a 14-teraflop grid that spans the company’s 272 Gateway Country stores. Users anywhere in the world can tap into the grid for on-call compute, and will be billed monthly only for those cycles that they use.

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