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PRNewswire: SGI to Install 128-Processor Linux Cluster at the Ohio Supercomputer Center

Aug 12, 1999, 21:10 (2 Talkback[s])

"SGI... today announced that it will install the company's first 128-processor Linux(R) cluster at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC)... ...Ohio scientists, educators and engineers can begin to use the state's largest Beowulf cluster as a starting point into scalable high-performance computing."

"Beowulf clusters like OSC's are specialized supercomputers that are gaining popularity in the technical and enterprise computing market because of their high performance at a relatively low cost."

" 'SGI continues to pave the way for highly scalable, parallel Linux solutions in both technical and commercial markets. Our cluster solutions offer the unique capability to scale both high and wide for the right price-performance to meet our customers' application and budget requirements,' said Jan Silverman, vice president of marketing, Computer Systems Business Unit, SGI."

"The OSC Linux cluster will consist of 32 SGI(TM) 1400L servers, each with four 500 MHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Xeon(TM) processors. Preloaded with the SGI(TM) Linux(R) Environment with Rad Hat(R) Linux 6.0, the SGI 1400L server is an enterprise-class server designed to fulfill customer needs for comprehensive and cost-effective solutions that merge SGI's expertise and innovation in scalability, bandwidth and performance with industry-standard components and operating systems."

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