November 18, 2003

SGI Japan wins order for Linux supercomputer

SGI Japan Ltd has received an order from the government-affiliated Institute of Statistical Mathematics for a high-end Linux supercomputer
equipped with 256 64-bit microprocessors and 1.9 terabytes of shared memory.

The order is worth an estimated 1.5 billion yen (US$13.78 million) and represents the largest Linux system order SGI Japan has ever received.

The Altix 3700 supercluster will boast a numbers-crunching capability of 1.3 teraflops, and will use shared memory helps to save time by eliminating
the need to write programs that tell the microprocessors how to apportion computational tasks.

Link: atimes.com

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