"Melbourne developers played an integral role in a new range of
SGI supercomputers making their debut in the Extreme Linux roadshow
touring Australian cities now.
"The Altix 3700 and 3300 were announced earlier this year in the
US and have made their debut in Australia with the Queensland
Parallel Supercomputing Foundation (QPSF) taking one of the first
orders--two Altix Supercomputers. The two supercomputers
incorporate a total of 80 processors.
"Although the Altix system will sit alongside SGI's other
high-performance computing line, the Origin series, the two use
different CPU modules and operating systems. The Origins run on
MIPS processors and SGI's IRIX operating system. The Altix on the
other hand, runs an Intel's Itanium 2 processor and Red Hat Linux