New SGI supercomputer to scale Linux to 1,024 CPUs

The SGI Altix system, to be named Cobalt, will consist of 1,024 Intel Itanium 2 processors running the Linux operating system, 3 terabytes of globally accessible memory, and 370 terabytes of SGI InfiniteStorage that will serve as the Center’s shared file system, accessible by other high-performance computing resources within NCSA.

With a peak performance of more than 6 teraflops, Cobalt will bring the total computing power at NCSA to over 35 teraflops and the disk storage to three-quarters of a petabyte.

Link: Digital Silence