NUMAflex puts bricks and mortar to new use

NUMAflex puts bricks and mortar to new use


Users can construct small to large information processing systems out of a common set of system building blocks.
Users can custom configure their NUMAflex SGI Origin or Onyx systems by choosing specific functions from a menu of bricks or system components.

The Nonuniform Memory Architecture defines this modular or brick-style system for constructing information processing systems out of a common set of system building blocks using industry-standard technology.

Selected bricks can be cemented into a single coherent system via a high-speed common interconnect called NUMAlink. It acts like the internal bus of a computer, but unlike a bus, system components are not hardwired to NUMAlink. Like other network systems, each brick accesses NUMAlink using common network interface and access protocols.

With next-generation SGI NUMA 3 architecture, Origin 3000 servers can be partitioned into separate processing systems based on specific requirements. They can act as a single system resource, whether physically contained within a single system module or distributed over several bricks, said Daryoush Tehranchi, SGI executive manager for Defense Advanced Programs.

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