January 15, 2003
Scaling Linux to New Heights: the SGI Altix 3000 System
SGI recently debuted its new 64-bit, 64-processor, Linux system based on the Intel Itanium 2 processor--a significant announcement for the company and for Linux. This system marks the opening of a new frontier as scientists working on complex and demanding high-performance computing (HPC) problems can now use and deploy Linux in ways never before possible. HPC environments continually push the limits of the operating system by requiring larger numbers of CPUs, higher I/O bandwidth and faster and more efficient parallel programming support.
Link: Linux Journal