New APAC supercomputer aims for top 30

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The Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC) has announced details of its next generation supercomputer, which according to executive director John O’Callaghan, has a chance to be one of the top 30 in the world.
Christened AC, or Altix Cluster, the system to be provided by SGI will consist of 1680 Intel Itanium2 processors, 3.6TB of memory, and 120TB of storage.
Brocade fibre channel switches will carry data and SuSE Linux will be the operating system used.
Installation will start next month and should be complete by June.

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