OSC picks Big Blue's Opteron/Cell offering

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) announced Tuesday that it’s adding an IBM Cluster 1350 to it’s floor. According to OSC

This new system is projected to be one of the top 50 supercomputers in the world, making OSC among the top 10 academic supercomputing centers.

Interestingly the system includes both Opteron and Cell-processor blades:

The acquisition of the IBM Cluster 1350 includes the latest AMD Opteron multi-core technologies and the new IBM cell processors. Ten times as powerful as any of OSC’s current systems, the system offers a peak performance of more than 22 trillion floating point operations per second. OSC’s new supercomputer also includes blade systems based on the Cell Broadband Engine processor.

Details are sketchy right now: no delivery date, and no word on whether these are dual or quad Opterons.

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