NASA, SGI and Intel Build and Deploy ‘Columbia’ in Record Time

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Concluding a 15- week effort with NASA and Intel to build and successfully install the world’s most powerful supercomputer, Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) today announced that the new 10,240-processor Columbia supercomputer is fully deployed at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility located at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Unlike traditional supercomputer deployments that have taken years to become fully viable, Columbia was available to scientists throughout its installation, giving NASA and the U.S. Government an immediate and revolutionary boost in capabilities as they strive to solve some of
history’s most demanding scientific problems.
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