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Computerworld: New SGI Supercomputer to Scale Linux to 1,024 CPUs

Jul 17, 2004, 21:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

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"Silicon Graphics Inc. is building an Altix supercomputer for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) that will run a single Linux operating system image across 1,024 Intel Corp. Itanium 2 processors and 3TB of shared memory.

"Rob Pennington, interim director of the NCSA, which is based at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, said the new machine will be very different from the existing machines at the facility, which include several Linux cluster supercomputers..."

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