Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jun 2011 23:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems SGI hopes by 2018 to build supercomputers 500 times faster than the most powerful today, using specially designed accelerator chips made by Intel. SGI hopes to bring a massive performance boost to its supercomputers through highly parallel processors based on Intel's MIC (many integrated cores) architecture.
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by garyd on Tue 21st Jun 2011 00:40 UTC
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Currently they only have four systems in the top fifty super computers -- and their highest is number seven; http://www.top500.org/list/2011/06/100. I'll be curious to see how well they compete with the other architectures. Interestingly, the new number one is based on SPARC64 but it runs Linux.

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