SGI announced today that it’s placed Canada’s largest shared memory system in the Réseau de calcul de haute performance (RQCHP) at the University of Montreal. From the release, the purchase includes an:
SGI Altix 4700 system with 384 Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 2 processors and 1.5TB of RAM, an SGI InfiniteStorage 4500 system with 19 terabytes of capacity, SGI® CXFS™ Shared Filesystem and SGI Data Migration Facility (DMF) data management software, and two 32-port Silkworm Brocade switches 4Gbps 4900. The SGI Altix 4700 system joins existing RQCHP resources, which include an SGI® Altix® 3700 with 128 Intel Itanium 2 processors, and an SGI® Altix® 350 system, with 16 Intel Itanium 2 processors.
RQCHP facilitates research in physics, chemistry, engineering, medicine, computer science, biochemistry, bioinformatics, automobile manufacturing, aeronautics, railroad transportation, and a host of business services.