Fast NASA Action Begets World's Largest Linux Supercomputer

Posted by devnet on Mar 31, 2005 9:50 AM EDT; By Paul Korzeniowski
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The SGI Altix 3700 supercomputer presented NASA with a significant performance boost. The system relies on industry standard 64-bit Linux microprocessors, and each node scales up to support 256 processors with 3 terabytes of memory.

The space shuttle Columbia disaster on Feb. 1, 2003 sparked development of the world's second largest supercomputer , a system with 10,240 Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) Itanium 2 processors capable of performing 51.87 trillion calculations per second.

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