SA's new supercomputer powered by open source
Mar 22, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The applications that will be used, he says, "will be mixed bag
of open source scientific software, some purchased from ISVs and
some locally developed by the researchers".
"At the core of the system is a Sun SPARC Enterprise M9000
server with 64 SPARC64 VII quad-core processors, and a cluster of
four Sun Blade 6048 modular systems. These will be deployed in two
stages. Stage one consists of one Sun Blade 6048 modular system
with 48 blades based on Intel Xeon E5450 processors, and stage two
consists of three Sun Blade 6048 modular systems that house 144
blades based on the next-generation Intel Xeon processor, also
known as Nehalem."