Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Will Introduce 2,048 Processor Linux Supercomputeruter

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Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) announced that the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI)will introduce an SGI(R) Altix(R) supercomputer as its new core computation system to assist in developing leading energy systems. As a result of a competitive bidding process, Fujitsu Limited in cooperation with SGI Japan will deliver to JAERI the new SGI(R) Altix(R) 3700 Bx2 model which is based on 2,048 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors, the Linux(R) operating environment and over 13 terabytes of memory — the world’s largest memory capacity. The system is scheduled to fully operate at the end of March 2005.

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