IBM increases supercomputer dominance

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IBM Corp.’s supercomputers continue to be the fastest in the world, according to the latest Top500 list of the speediest machines released Wednesday. The company snagged six of the top 10 spots, including the coveted number one and two placings while widening the performance gap between its machines and those of its competitors………
Silicon Graphics Inc.’s (SGI’s) Columbia system at the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, California, was in third position with 51.87 teraflops.
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SGI Technology Powers NASA Michoud Preparations for Shuttle Return to Flight

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With NASA now projecting a mid-July Space Shuttle return to flight, Lockheed Martin Space Systems-Michoud Operations continues their impact analysis of the external fuel tank using the SGI

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Silicon Graphics Teams With Celoxica to Accelerate High-Performance Computing Applications

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Celoxica, Ltd. today announced support for Silicon Graphics, Inc.’s (SGI) Reconfigurable Application-Specific Computing (RASC) technology in the Celoxica DK Design Suite of tools for C-based design and synthesis. Celoxica and SGI have teamed to deliver libraries and tools defining a software programming environment for algorithm acceleration using field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs. SGI intends to include evaluation copies of Celoxica’s design software as part of its RASC development kit shipping this month.
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Cool Stuff: Transitive Emulates Server Platforms on Other Iron

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……Transitive actually launched QuickTransit last September, but the product has only come to my attention because server and workstation maker Silicon Graphics is using it to support applications developed long ago for its Irix-based MIPS workstations and servers on a new line of Linux-Itanium workstations called the Prisms.
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