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 SGI supercomputer to scale Linux to 1,024 CPUs

"Initially, Pennington said, the system will use two images of Linux -- one per 512 processors -- while it's being tested and configured. Later, all 1,024 processors will address one image of the SGI Advanced Linux operating system being used. That operating system is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Dan Kusnetzky, an analyst at market research company IDC in Framingham, Mass., said the Altix system follows a path of innovation that SGI has offered for years in the supercomputing market. "SGI has often led the field in how many processors they could run on one operating system," he said."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 21, 2004 )


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