At Technische Universitat Dresden, SGI Altix Accelerates Three Months of Research Into a Single Day

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — At Technische Universitat Dresden (TU Dresden), a massive deployment of compute and data management solutions from SGI is enabling researchers throughout Germany to break through information processing barriers in a broad range of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, engineering, bioinformatics and nanotechnology.

TU Dresden’s Center for Information Services and High-Performance Computing (ZIH) installed an SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 system powered by 2,048 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processor cores and 6.5 Terabytes (TB) of main memory. The supercomputer can deliver 11.9 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPS), making it the most powerful system in the East German Federal States.

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