Ireland’s most powerful computer was installed in three hours and powered up in just one day, thanks to a rapidly deployable computing platform from Silicon Graphics,Inc.(SGI) (NASDAQ: SGIC) that is transforming what users can expect from supercomputer deployments.
Installed in November at the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), “Stokes,” a new SGI® Altix® ICE 8200 system that operates at up to 25.1 trillion operations per second, is rankedNo.117 on the Top500 list of the world’s fastest computers. Perhaps more significantly, the latest ICHEC supercomputer delivers 87.6 percent of its peak performance when running the LINPACK benchmark — the best efficiency of any industry-standard system appearing in the list’s top 225 systems. This remains a serious factor for scientific and engineering institutes that use MPI and seek to minimize run times, processor counts and power use while maximizing job throughput.