Thursday, November 20, 2008

More computing Horsepower

From -- Great Lakes IT report


Altair software manages 600-teraflop computer for NASA
Troy-based Altair Engineering Inc. Wednesday announced that the NASA Advanced Supercomputing Division at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., has entrusted workload management of its huge new Pleiades cluster to Altair's PBS Professional software. Pleiades, an cluster with 51,200 cores across 12,800 Intel Xeon processors and 51 terabytes (trillions of bytes) of memory, has 609 teraflops (trillions of calculations per second) of peak processing power. According to a recent benchmarking that's good for No. 3 on the list of the world's fastest supercomputing systems. More.

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