SGI installs 9k core system in DOD

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SGI has issued a press release today detailing a new system to be installed in one of the four Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s major centers:

Deployed at the Aeronautical Systems Center Major Shared Resource Center (ASC MSRC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the new SGI® Altix® 4700 system packs 9,216 Intel® Itanium® 2 processor cores into a single supercomputer equipped with 20TB of shared memory and 440TB of usable disk space.

This is part of the same acquisition that added this technology to another Modernization Program site. You can find more on the ASC MSRC here, and on the DOD HPC Mod Program here.