NASA gives nod to SGI

GCN tech brief | SGI's Altix 4700 system will be part of the solution that replaces the Columbia supercomputer at the Ames Research Center.

POWER CENTER: An SGI Altix 4700 is being customized for Ames Research Center to use 1,024 dual-core processors.

NASA has chosen the SGI Altix 4700 system as part of the solution that will replace the Columbia supercomputer at the Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.

The new system will be the first supercomputer to operate 2,048 processor cores and 4T of memory under a single copy of Linux ' creating the world's largest Linux single-system image. A larger SSI can accelerate scientific research by making all the system's processors and memory available to solve either a single problem or several problems at once. Powered by 1,024 dual-core Intel Itanium 2 processors, the new system will generate 13.1 teraflops of computing power.

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