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Computerworld Australia: Supercomputer has Local Roots

Mar 12, 2003, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Dahdah)

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"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 version 7.2..."

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