colossus

  • The Vigor Colossus desktop powerhouse PC: it's as manly as it sounds

    The Vigor Colossus desktop powerhouse PC: it's as manly as it sounds

    Those of us in the prestigious pro blogging field could probably get by with a Newton for all the processing power we use (or even a MacBook Air in a pinch), but not everyone is so modest in their needs. Developers, CG artists, and HD video editors need an insane amount of cycles to do their work, and they probably don’t care if their rig costs over seven thousand dollars. I can’t… Read More

  • Vigor's Colossus PC runs everything, costs eight grand

    Vigor's Colossus PC runs everything, costs eight grand

    Are you filthy rich and don’t get out much? Then this is the PC for you. I put together my own PC for a little less than a thousand and it runs everything decently (yes, Crysis), but if you’ve got the money I don’t, why not skip that audio system upgrade for the new Hummer and get this rig instead? Check out the stats: two Radeon HD 3870s in SLI, 8GB DDR2 800 RAM (why not DDR3 I… Read More

  • Amatuer programmer breaks German code faster than dedicated Colossus machine

    Amatuer programmer breaks German code faster than dedicated Colossus machine

    Wiki image, dontcha know? Surely you’ve heard of the German Enigma machine and the Allied efforts to crack it during World War II. Well researchers, using a rebuilt Colossus machine (yup, that’s it right there), wanted to see how fast they could crack similar codes, only they made it into a contest. They invited amateur coders to see who could crack the code first: a giant… Read More