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SGI Rolls Out Altix ICE 8400 HPC Server Blades

 
 
By Channel Insider Staff
 
 
 
SGI is updating its Altix ICE blade servers with the latest x86 processors from both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices and a bulked-up InfiniBand network designed to increase scalability.

SGI's Altix ICE 8400, announced May 5 and aimed at the HPC (high-performance computing) space, can scale as high as 65,536 nodes, and can be powered by either Intel's six-core Xeon 5600 "Westmere EP" processors or AMD's eight- to 12-core Opteron 6100 "Magny-Cours" chips.

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This article was originally published on 2010-05-07