Following SGI’s release of Altix UV at SC09 last year in Portland, they’ve now released a few details regarding the first customers of the “large” versions of the machine. Those among the first to benefit from Altix UV include leading scientific research institutions such as Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), University of Cambridge and leading federal integrators that have selected Altix UV for the new architecture.
These shipments of Altix UV are a major milestone for our customers and SGI,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, SGI CEO. “The Altix UV platform is transformative to how customers can deploy the next generation of computing for the world’s most demanding work loads, including traditional HPC, databases, I/O and cyber security.”
According to the release: Altix UV delivers unmatched scalability with up to 2,048 cores with architectural provisioning for up to 262,144 cores, and supports up to 16 terabytes (TB) of global shared memory in a single system image (SSI). Altix UV leverages NUMAlink 5, SGI’s high speed 15GB per second interconnect, and MPI Offload Engine (MOE) acceleration for superior performance.
As one of the first users of Altix UV, we are excited to continue to work with SGI to explore the many new computational capabilities that are now available to the scientific community with its introduction,” said Michael Levine, scientific director at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. “The Altix UV product line allows for unmatched scalability and performance for demanding, shared memory applications, and greatly expands the range of HPC computing capabilities.”
For more info, read their full release here.