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Computer Business Review: OctigaBay Takes Opteron-Linux to New HPC Heights

Nov 05, 2003, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

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"A relatively new upstart is entering the fiercely competitive high performance computing (HPC) server market this week. OctigaBay Systems Corp, a two-year-old startup founded by VCs and experts in HPC and telecoms systems, is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and its new OctigaBay 12K machine, which runs Linux and can scale to 12,000 64-bit Opteron processors in a cluster, presents an interesting challenge to IBM Corp, Hewlett Packard Co, Cray Inc, Sun Microsystems Inc, and SGI Inc as they chase the HPC dollars.

"OctigaBay is not a real place in Canada, by the way, but a made up name to reflect that there are eight major investors in the company. The company is the third startup for Paul Terry, who works as chief technology officer at the company; he was co-founder and CTO of Abatis Systems, an IP networking specialist that was eventually bought by Redback Networks..."

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