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 SGI Busts into Linux with 64-Processors

Linux Planet tells us about SGI's new Altix 3000.

"SGI, which has long been in the business of high-performance computing for technical and media clients with its IRIX operating system on MIPS processors, decided that it would capitalize on the same architecture the company uses to create 1,024-processor IRIX Origin 3000 servers. This architecture, known as NUMAlink, allows data to be shared between separate machines with only a negligible performance hit, compared to multiple processors on the same machine."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 8, 2003 )


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