New Brazilian University Purchases Largest Shared-Memory Supercomputer in Latin America

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NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Storage Decisions Booth 402 — To speed cutting-edge scientific research and attract top-tier professors and researchers, Brazil’s Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC) purchased in May a high-performance compute and storage system from SGI . The SGI(R) Altix(R) is the very first HPC system that the brand new university has acquired for their Supercomputing Center, and will be used to run data intensive and computationally intensive applications in nanoscience, materials science, engineering, chemistry and physics.
Founded in 2005 and opening its doors one year ago, UFABC is located in the Sao Paulo industrial belt and is focused on basic sciences and technology. The university is divided into three Centers: the Center for Natural Sciences, the Engineering Center, and the Mathematics and Computational Sciences Center. All three will access the compute power of the SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700 system with 272GB RAM, backed by 30TB of SGI InfiniteStorage.
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