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NASA and SGI kick it up a notch: 1 PFLOPS in the Pleiades

Following closely on the heels of yesterday’s announced 20,480 core SGI ICE system headed to NASA, today we have the announcement of a 1 PFLOPS system named Pleiades (info on _the_ Pleiades here).

SGI logoUnder the terms of a Space Act Agreement, NASA will work closely with Intel and SGI to increase computational capabilities for modeling and simulation at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

…NASA Ames, Intel and SGI will work together on a project called Pleiades to develop a computational system with a capacity of one Petaflops peak performance (1,000 trillion operations per second) by 2009 and a system with a peak performance of 10 Petaflops (10,000 trillion operations per second) by 2012.