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Argonne National Lab acquires first SiCortex SC5832
Date:10/16/2007

a powerful paradigm for moving applications forward.

High-performance computers increasingly consist of many thousands of processors, presenting unique software challenges. In order to operate effectively, these large-scale computers require extremely fast communications between processors and substantial I/O bandwidth. The SC5832 boasts the fastest communications and I/O of any computer in its class running current applications.

Argonnes Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division has a long tradition of acquiring, evaluating and deploying advanced high-performance computing architectures. Moreover, the division has been a leader in developing open source software that is widely used throughout the HPC community.

The SiCortex platform is completely open source, from the operating system to the job scheduler, said Ewing Lusk, director of Argonnes MCS Division. In addition to solving challenging computational problems, the machine will benefit the whole computer science community, as they improve, extend, and contribute to the open source software community for petascale platforms.


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DOE/Argonne National Laboratory
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