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Legendary Magnum InfiniBand Switch comes to Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley recently added a piece of TACC’s history into their permanent historical collection — sealing its place as a milestone in computing.

We’re always searching around the world for new, interesting, and important computing objects,” said Dag Spicer, senior curator at the Computer History Museum. “TACC’s Sun Microsystems 2007 Magnum switch was a critical part of high-performance computing at that time in history. The TACC switch was the largest of its class and is an example of InfiniBand technology, which has long been a key enabling technology for high performance computing.”

TACC Ranger Finds New Life in South Africa

“Ranger was the first supercomputer in open science to approach the petascale mark,” said Happy Sithole, director of the Center for High Performance Computing in Cape Town, South Africa. “Now, it is starting projects that are important in building high performance computing in Africa.”