"NASA has selected an SGI Altix supercomputer to help it meet
future high-performance computing requirements. The new system will
be the first supercomputer to operate 2,048 processor cores and 4TB
of memory under control of one Linux kernel, creating the world's
largest single-kernel Linux system, NASA and SGI announced this
"Driven by 1,024 Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 processors, the new
system will generate 13.1 TFLOPs (Teraflops, or trillions of
calculations per second) of compute power..."