Friday, June 30, 2006

World's Largest Linux System Image Achieved on SGI Altix 4700 Blade Servers

Silicon Graphics today announced another high-performance computing first: the world's largest computer to operate under a single copy of the Linux OS. On its SGI Altix 4700 blade platform and a beta version of Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux Ver. 10, Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) demonstrated a single system image (SSI) running on a world-record 1,024 processors breaking a prior record of 512 processors, also held by SGI. The system is now installed in Munich, Germany, at the Leibinz Rechen-Zentrum (LRZ) centre. LRZ houses Germany's National Supercomputer System, and the Altix 4700 installation marked the completion of LRZ's Phase I deployment.

Read the press release here.