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Enterprise Linux Today: SGI to Install Largest Itanium-based Cluster at Ohio Center

Jan 26, 2001, 20:16 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Troy Baer for this link. ]

SGI has announced that it will install the company's first production cluster based on Intel Itanium processors at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). The 146-processor system will provide the Ohio research and education community with the world's largest system using the new Itanium architecture. Part of the cluster will be devoted to the National Computational Grid Project.

"SGI is committed to bringing out the best, most powerful Itanium architecture-based solutions to the high-performance computing marketplace. We are delighted to continue our relationship with OSC to improve the performance and functionality of Linux clusters," said Jan Silverman, vice president, Advanced Systems, SGI.

OSC and SGI have a long history of working together on cluster technology. The relationship includes development of system software, applications software and support infrastructure concepts that enable true production cluster computing (PCC). SGI and OSC have been working on code testing and porting on the Itanium architecture using a small test cluster that has been installed at OSC since September 2000. Some of the results of this work were showcased at SuperComputing 2000 in Dallas.

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