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SGI Intros Supercomputer With Intel Nehalem EX

SGI Intros Supercomputer With Intel Nehalem EX

The SGI Altix UV high-performance computing system reaches 18.6 teraflop per second.

By Antone Gonsalves
November 17, 2009 02:43 PM

SGI HPC System With Intel (NSDQ: INTC) Nehalem EXSGI has introduced a high-performance computing system that can leverage Intel's eight-core Xeon server processor, scheduled to ship early next year.

The SGI Altix UV, unveiled Monday at the SC09 supercomputer conference in Portland, Ore., is targeted at large-scale databases and data analytic environments. The system can combine Intel's highest core chip, codenamed Nehalem EX, with SGI's NUMAlink 5 interconnect to deliver its highest performance of 18.6 teraflop per second. A teraflop is a trillion calculations.

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