UK Atomic Weapons Establishment Goes With SGI for Large Memory

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This week SGI announced that the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in the U.K. has selected two SGI Altix UV 1000 systems for solving large memory engineering problems.

“The breadth and depth of our science, engineering and technology is extensive, and includes several key areas that are central to AWE’s work, such as plasma physics, design physics and supercomputing,” said Ken Atkinson, HPC Strategy and Procurement manager at AWE. “We require the most advanced high performance computing to support our demanding, large memory applications, and looked to SGI to provide a system on which we can rely. We can now run our largest problem sets in less than half the time it previously took, bringing the total cost of ownership over the next three years to less than 50 percent of the current level.”