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SA's new supercomputer powered by open source

Mar 22, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

"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."

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