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    A beast!

    Spotted this in my BCS morning e-mail

    I want one!!!

    Supercomputer deployed in New Mexico
    30/01/2008

    The 14,336-core Altix Ice system from SGI was shipped to New Mexico and turned on, making it the third most powerful computer on the planet.

    Shipped to the state just two days prior to its initial activation, the computer was deployed in record time, as some supercomputers can take weeks or months.

    The system is fitted with Intel Xeon processors, 28TB of Ram and 172TB of SGI storage and can execute 172 trillion operations per second.

    The state's governor, Bill Richardson, helped to commission the project and said he hoped the state would receive interest from researchers and companies looking to use the high capacity system.

    William Feiereisen, a science advisor to Governor Richardson, said: "We wanted a production system - one that could be used to run applications soon after its arrival - and that's exactly what we got with SGI Altix Ice."

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    I bet Vista is still sluggish!

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    Hmmm, I've been looking for a new machine to play Crysis on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass View Post
    Spotted this in my BCS morning e-mail

    I want one!!!

    Supercomputer deployed in New Mexico
    30/01/2008

    The 14,336-core Altix Ice system from SGI was shipped to New Mexico and turned on, making it the third most powerful computer on the planet.

    Shipped to the state just two days prior to its initial activation, the computer was deployed in record time, as some supercomputers can take weeks or months.

    The system is fitted with Intel Xeon processors, 28TB of Ram and 172TB of SGI storage and can execute 172 trillion operations per second.

    The state's governor, Bill Richardson, helped to commission the project and said he hoped the state would receive interest from researchers and companies looking to use the high capacity system.

    William Feiereisen, a science advisor to Governor Richardson, said: "We wanted a production system - one that could be used to run applications soon after its arrival - and that's exactly what we got with SGI Altix Ice."
    So with all that raw power harnessed, how many decimal places of PI will they calculate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass View Post
    The 14,336-core Altix Ice system from SGI
    I wonder if they're calling it that so they can ship it through customs as refrigeration equipment?

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    Only 28TB of ram? I have 30






    there's always one that has to go one better

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass View Post
    Spotted this in my BCS morning e-mail

    I want one!!!

    Supercomputer deployed in New Mexico
    30/01/2008

    The 14,336-core Altix Ice system from SGI was shipped to New Mexico and turned on, making it the third most powerful computer on the planet.

    Shipped to the state just two days prior to its initial activation, the computer was deployed in record time, as some supercomputers can take weeks or months.

    The system is fitted with Intel Xeon processors, 28TB of Ram and 172TB of SGI storage and can execute 172 trillion operations per second.

    The state's governor, Bill Richardson, helped to commission the project and said he hoped the state would receive interest from researchers and companies looking to use the high capacity system.

    William Feiereisen, a science advisor to Governor Richardson, said: "We wanted a production system - one that could be used to run applications soon after its arrival - and that's exactly what we got with SGI Altix Ice."
    Wonder how many blades that is ?

    Looks as if the top 500 list is dominated by ibm and hp, using xeon and powerpc processors in massively clustered solutions. It's white-box computing taken to the extreme. I prefer the monolithic cray servers of old, they were much more interesting. I also find ibm z mainframes, and monolithic unix servers like the Sun/Cray E10000 more interesting than these so-called 'supercomputers'.

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