SGI claims supercomputing victory

Silicon Graphics News

[ This article has more technical details about the system. ]
The system, a $50m Linux-based NASA machine called Columbia, which SGI sold in July, can perform 42.7 trillion calculations per second, or 42.7 teraflops, SGI announced on Tuesday. However, that speed isn’t the final word: the system used only four-fifths of the 10,240 Intel Itanium 2 processors in the full machine being uncloaked at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

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