CESA Chooses SGI Altix UV 1000 for Biomed Research

CESCA, the Catalonia Supercomputing Centre, announced that it has chosen the SGI Altix UV 1000 for its HPC system to enable advanced scientific research in the areas of medical and environmental research, and astronomy.  The Altix UV 1000 has a total of 1,344 cores and reaches a peak performance of 14.3 Tflops. It also provides a unique shared memory system that can be split in logic partitions and scale to hundreds of thousands of computing cores and PB of memory.

We selected SGI’s Altix UV 1000 because of the optimum benchmark results that could be delivered, and because a high-capacity nodes environment is more convenient for the kind of application executed by our users,’ said Miquel Huguet, director of CESCA.

CESCA researchers will use the system on complex calculations to better understand mechanisms of the respiratory system; to find therapies that prevent the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from entering the cells of an organism; to discover a way to weaken the agent that causes tuberculosis; and to better control radiation doses provided to patients in CAT (computerized axial tomography) examinations.

SGI is showcasing their Altix UV systems at SC10 booth number 3313.

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