Like the iconic blacklight, PSC’s new shared memory system is a blast from the past.
COSMOS Consortium selects an SGI Altix UV supercomputer to support high-end workloads; and Verari rebrand announced. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
SGI has upgraded its HPC blade server lineup with the latest x86 silicon and a turbo-charged InfiniBand network. The Altix ICE 8400 is the successor to the company’s 8200 series and is designed as a premier solution for the HPC cluster market, scaling as high as 64,000 nodes.
SGI today announced “Cyclone,” a cloud service aimed specifically at technical computing. Although the company has sold hardware that ended up in other peoples’ clouds, Cyclone represents SGI’s first foray into the cloud as a service provider. The idea is to provide a purpose-built HPC cloud, wrapped with third-party application software, and backed up by SGI’s considerable HPC expertise.