This from SC Online:
Sir Alan Sugar, Chairman of Viglen Ltd, has unveiled a new high-performance computer cluster at Queen Mary, University of London.
The system itself is a typical departmental-sized supercomputer to be used in a European grid for the usual kinds of departmental HPC scientific and engineering tasks (the particle physics search for the Higgs boson, better drugs for the flu, and so on). According to an article at The Guardian, Sir Alan’s company
Viglen has already published a case study (PDF) that says: “In an agreement worth over £150,000, the College invested in some 130 custom-built Viglen dual-Xeon Processor 2.8GHz servers, each with 2Gb (sic) SDRAM and 120Gb hard drive.
According to a that same case study:
The University subsequently expanded this cluster, with 288 AMD Opteron 270 Servers, with 4GB RAM and 250GB Hard Disks…
Viglen is not great a writing press material: I spotted 2Gb of SDRAM (presumably 2GB was intended) and a statement that the new cluster has 182 TB of storage which means that “it is 10 billion times faster than the original Amstrad computer.” But, what a cool name: Sir Alan Sugar.