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.



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