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Cray sells Opteron-Linux super to Swiss boffins

Jun 08, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

[ Thanks to Wrenchy for this link. ]

"CSCS says that in November of this year it will swap out the Shanghai chips and upgrade the XT5 box to use the new six-core Istanbul Opterons announced this week, for a total of 22,128 cores running at the same 2.4GHz and delivering 212 teraflops of number-crunching power. That Istanbul setup of Monte Rosa will have a total of 59TB of main memory across its nodes.

"The CSCS facility in Lugano was the first site in Europe to take delivery of Cray's XT3 systems back in 2005, and the Swiss government has just put funding in place to get the CSCS up up to the petaflops level with its supers by 2012."

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