"Taking one step farther into the realm of Linux computing for
the scientific and technical community, SGI announced the release
of its mid-range Altix 350 server today. Based on its architecture,
it may represent the first steps SGI will take towards the business
arena as well.
"The 350, a smaller cousin of of the Altix 3000, is designed to
tread in situations where the big-iron-like power of the 3000 is
not needed, or may actually be a detriment.
"According to SGI's Director of Altix Marketing Andy Fenselau,
the 350 was created to serve a specific need for SGI's target
customer, the scientific, technical, and graphics communities.
"Big systems that have 128 processors or more, Fenselau
explained, are best suited for massive, high-capability jobs that
need sheer power of number-crunching. On the other end of SGI's
customer spectrum are the homogeneous environments that use the
same applications and the same job sizes over and over again, thus
allowing smaller 32-bit clusters to be custom-built for these
environments. Render farms was one example Fenselau gave..."
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