[SATLUG] Eagle has landed at Wright-Patterson

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Tue Apr 26 09:04:33 CDT 2005


BY Frank Tiboni <mailto:ftiboni at 101com.com> 
Published on Apr. 25, 2005

Defense Department officials received a multimillion-dollar supercomputer
from Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) last month that now ranks as the most
powerful in the military. 

The SGI Altix supercomputer uses 2,048 1.6 GHz Intel Itanium 2 processors
with 2 terabytes of memory, the SGI NUMAlink interconnect, 128 terabytes of
disk storage and the Linux operating system. During a test at the company's
manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis., the supercomputer achieved
the Linpack benchmark performance of 11.636 teraflops per second - or
trillions of calculations per second -- while operating at more than 90
percent efficiency, according to a statement released today by SGI
officials.

For the rest of the article.. http://www.fcw.com/article88680-04-25-05-Web 

Roy



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