SGI Altix Systems at University of Rochester Fuel Search for Inexhaustible Energy Source

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Scientists in search of new and inexhaustible sources of energy require some of the most advanced supercomputing resources available. To address those needs, researchers at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have acquired two powerful new supercomputers from Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI).
LLE researchers purchased two SGI(R) Altix(R) 3000 supercomputers — one powered by 256 Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors and the other driven by 64 Itanium 2 processors — to accelerate efforts to identify sustainable and even infinite energy sources. LLE’s broad range experiments include trying to pinpoint ways to use Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) to, among other things, harness the ocean’s ample storehouse of untapped energy.

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