SGI Altix Runs Single Linux Instance on 1K Processors

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Silicon Graphics has announced another high-performance computing (HPC) first: the world’s largest computer to operate under a single copy of the Linux OS.
On its SGI Altix 4700 blade platform and a beta version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell, SGI demonstrated a single system image (SSI) running on a world-record 1,024 processors. Until that moment, the largest Linux SSI operated on 512 processors — another SGI record.
SGI heralded the achievement as the world’s top HPC innovators arrive in Dresden, Germany for the 21st International Supercomputing Conference.
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