SGI Altix UV Supercomputer

SGI Altix UV Supercomputer

SGI Altix UV Supercomputer

SGI unveiled its Altix UV that claims to be the world’s fastest supercomputer. The Altix UV is based on quad-, six-, or eight-core Intel Xeon (Nehalem-EX) processors and allows scaling from 32 to 2,048 cores with architectural provisioning for up to 262,144 cores, while supports up to 16 terabytes of global shared memory in a single system image.

As the Altix UV is using the x86 architecture, it is able to run unmodified Novell SUSE or Red Hat Linux® operating systems, ideal for open source, custom and commercial applications.

The SGI Altix UV  is available in two models:

  • Altix UV 1000 — For maximum scalability, Altix UV 1000 ships as a fully integrated cabinet-level solution with up to 256 sockets (2,048 cores) and 16TB of shared memory in four racks.
  • Altix UV 100 — Altix UV 100 addresses the mid-range market based on an industry-standard 19″ rackmount 3U form factor. This model scales to 96 sockets (768 cores) and 6TB of shared memory in two racks.
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