NASA Enlists 10,240-Processor SGI Altix Supercomputer

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Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) Latest News about Silicon Graphics today announced that NASA Latest News about NASA has chosen SGI’s Altix as the foundation of Project Columbia, a collaboration with SGI and Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) Latest News about Intel that is expected to fuel scientific breakthroughs in space exploration, global warming research and aerospace engineering.
With Project Columbia, NASA plans to integrate a total of 20 512-processor SGI Altix systems with 500-terabyte SGI InfiniteStorage hardware to create the Space Exploration Simulator, which will be among the world’s largest Linux-based supercomputers.
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SGI Altix Helps Astronomers at University of Washington Peer Into the Past to Determine the Origin of Galaxies

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Aided by an SGI(R) Altix(R) system from Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI), astronomy students and researchers at the University of Washington are trying to unravel the mystery of how an ocean of dark matter came to form the galaxies that populate the universe today.
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Duquesne University Selects SGI Altix Supercomputers and SGI InfiniteStorage Solutions for State-of-the-Art Research Environment

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Duquesne University, under a National Science Foundation Grant (NSF), has initiated a unique learning opportunity for chemical engineering undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral fellows by purchasing two SGI(R) Altix(R) supercomputers and an SGI(R) InfiniteStorage system from Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI).
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NCSA to Expand Its High-Performance Computing Environment: Center Purchases 1,024 SGI Altix System

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) today announced that the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) today has purchased through James River Technical, an SGI channel partner, a Silicon Graphics shared-memory, Symmetric Multi-Processor (SMP) computing system, and storage technology. The SGI(R) Altix(R) system, to be named Cobalt, will consist of 1,024 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors running the Linux(R) operating system, 3 terabytes of globally accessible memory, and 370 terabytes of SGI(R) InfiniteStorage that will serve as the Center’s shared file system, accessible by other high-performance computing resources within NCSA.
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Silicon Graphics Celebrates 10th Anniversary of SGI Reality Center Environment

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) today celebrates the 10th anniversary of the July 14, 1994 launch of the SGI(R) Reality Center(R) immersive visualization environment. The popular visualization solution is ideally suited for cross-functional teams wishing to collaborate and is a key technology enabling project teams to transition to a multi-disciplinary approach.
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