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SGI releases personal supercomputer

Yours for $8,000
Tue Sep 22 2009, 11:45

SGI HAS RELEASED Octane III, the outfit's first personal supercomputer.

For just shy of $8,000 the Octane merges the power and performance capabilities of a high-performance deskside cluster with the portability and usability of a workstation.

It is designed for workplace environments and supports a wide range of distributed technical computing applications.

The beast measures one by two feet and is fairly quiet. It can have up to 80 high-performance cores and nearly one Terabyte of memory.

Mark J. Barrenechea, president and CEO of SGI, said his customers had been begging for office environment products with large core counts.

They are being built for strategic science, research, development and visualisation work.

There are four configurations available with two based around Quad Core Intel Xeon processors and one using Dual core Intel Atoms.

Octane III ships as an out-of-the box system and supports Microsoft HPC Server 2008, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems. Linux configurations include SGI ProPack and ISLE cluster management software. µ



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