That does not mean that SGI received that amount from PSC, which has other sources of funding.

]]>The naive reader might think that two SMP machines of 2048 cores each (with 16TB RAM each) are a total of $2.8M.

Let’s do the math for two main components: processors and RAM:

Assuming 8GB DIMMs at a fair price of $250 a unit, a 16TB (16.384) of RAM would cost $512,000. So the memory for two machines in a little over $1M.

Each machine has 1048 cores. Assuming 8-cores/processor, and not taking the most expensive part number, we can assume $2,500 per processor. That’s $640,000 for processors, or about $1.3M for two machines.

So, memory and processors only, for the configurations mentioned, are $2.3M; this leaves on $0.5M for the rest – very unlikely to fit the bill.

Can insideHPC find how much money was paid (tax payer’s money… this should be public info), and educate the readers?

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