the date was been changed from the normal Tuesday so that we would not conflict with the HPC Users Conference on July 13th in Washington DC HPC Users Conference
Date: Wednesday July 14th 2004
Time: 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Northrop Grumman Information Technology Offices at 7501 Greenway Center Drive 12th Floor; GreenBelt, MD 20770
Title: "SGI's Linux Cluster HPC Approach to Scientific and Enterprise Computing"
Speaker: The Speaker to TBA SGI, Inc.
Abstract: In the Linux environment, tradeoffs are constantly being made between scaling up (i.e. adding more resources to an individual machine) and scaling out (i.e. adding more nodes into a cluster). This talk will explore the approach that SGI has taken to enable engineers and architects to flexibly do both with the same computer architecture and building blocks. The award winning SGI Altix computing architecture, based on the Intel Itanium2 and standard Red Hat or SuSe Linux, will be examined with specific explanations on how the architecture allows both clustering (scaling out) of individual nodes, and scalability (scaling up) of each node from 2 to 512 processors sharing up to 4TB (yes TB!) of physical memory. Also, the Itanium2 Processor Family roadmap will be reviewed.