Japan’s Institute for Solid State Physics Improves Performance by 20 Times: New 1,280-Processor SGI System to Advance Research

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SGI Japan Ltd. (President: Norio Izumi, HQ: Ebisu, Shibuya-ku) announced that it will deliver its latest high-end Linux(R) server, SGI(R) Altix(R) 3700 Bx2, to the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP, Director: Kazuo Ueda, Location: Kashiwa-city, Chiba-prefecture) in Japan as the new supercomputing system for the institute.
The 1,280-processor system, running the latest Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors, will be the third largest high-performance supercomputer based on the Linux operating system (OS) and delivered by SGI following the announcements of the systems installed at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in United States and at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute.
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