I work in the field. I use it for testing and running parallel applications.
If there is one thing I absolutely hate, it's lag time. Parallel and distributed computing can't be done efficiently on a single threaded machine no matter how powerful it is. It's always best to develop on a platform that's as similar as possible to the one you're targeting. I also test algorithms that are extremely compute intensive. I don't have the luxury of fucking around waiting for a compilation to complete. When I'm on the jazz, I need a machine that can keep up to me.
Sorry dude, but this is a worthless post. You are talking like a drunk neck-beard. "I'm in the field" "on the jazz" "machine that can keep up with me"... doing WHAT exactly? "Test algorithms" that do what? If you said running hurricane models, RSA encryption cracking schemes, mass facial processing, AI heuristic functions or hell, even number crunching for SETI, I would have more respect for you.
It's clear you have an idea of what you're talking about, but it isn't clear that you are doing something worthwhile with the power supposedly at your fingertips. The fact of the matter is that most people couldn't or wouldn't know how to harness all of it, and that you have to pretty much write specific code (or work within a platform that does) to take advantage of large parallel systems.
I had a professor in college that I used to hang out with who worked at Cray. We'd go to lunch and kayak from school to his work. Back in those days, that was THE name of the game in terms of super computing as I'm sure you know. So don't just spit a bunch of bullshit at us. Pics (or equivalent) or it isn't happening..