SGI to Install Leading-Edge HPC Environment for Data-Intensive Computing at Dresden Technical University

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Dresden
University of Technology (TUD) has signed a contract with Silicon Graphics
(NYSE: SGI) to provide a high-performance computing environment representing
an investment of over $18 million, which will give TUD a distinction as Center
for Scientific Computing. In two project phases to be completed within twelve
months, a state-of-the-art, innovative and flexibly usable infrastructure with
computational power of more than a dozen teraflops will be implemented. This
will enable investigators in scientific areas such as physics, material
sciences, engineering, bioinformatics and nanotechnology to find answers to
new types of challenging problems.
As central component, SGI will install a large SGI(R) Altix(R) shared-memory system containing 6,000 Gigabytes of contiguously usable main memory and more than 1,500 processor cores based on the most recent Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 dual-core technology.
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