Idaho National Labs and SGI

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Although SGI just did the release yesterday, it appears that over the past 6 months or so INL has added an SGI Altix 4700 to its computer floor, along with a RASC (FPGA-enabled) Altix 3700 and a little over 9TB of SGI storage. The RASC portion of that install caught my eye:

INL also chose an SGI® Altix® 3700 system with SGI® RASC(TM) (Reconfigurable Application Specific Computing) technology. SGI’s RASC technology uses Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to improve performance of routine algorithms and allow scientists to explore the latest innovation in programming technology. The SGI Altix 3700 system also employs graphics capabilities used for the design of control and security systems for nuclear power plants.

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