"Silicon Graphics has announced another high-performance
computing (HPC) first: the world's largest computer to operate
under a single copy of the Linux OS.
"On its powerful and acclaimed SGI Altix 4700 blade platform and
a beta version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell, SGI
demonstrated a single system image (SSI) running on a world-record
1024 processors. Until that moment, the largest Linux SSI operated
on 512 processors--another SGI record..."