SGI Altix 3000 performance lead rolls on with latest spec benchmark results.
Already the World's Fastest, Altix Continues to Dominate Tests of Components
Fortifying its unchallenged performance lead among all competing systems, SGI (SGI, Sunnyvale, CA, www.sgi.com) A manufacturer of workstations and servers, founded in 1982 by Jim Clark. The company was founded as Silicon Graphics, Inc., but changed to its acronym in 1999. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : SGI) has announced that its SGI Altix 3000 servers and superclusters continue to rule industry standard benchmarks. The Linux OS-based Altix 3000 systems recently posted leading results in SPEComp M2001 tests, which measure compute-intensive OpenMP shared-memory parallel workloads similar to those used in demanding scientific and engineering environments.
Based on the latest available results published on http://www.spec.org, SGI Altix once again screams past all other competing 64-processor and 32-processor systems, including systems from HP, Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982. and Fujitsu Ltd. Instrumental in making these world record results possible were recent enhancements to version 7.1 of the Intel Fortran and C++ Compilers This page is dedicated to list all current compilers, compiler generators, interpreters, translators, etc. C/C++ compilers
Compiler Author Windows UNIX-like Other OSs License type IDE?
C++ Builder CodeGear (Borland) Yes No DOS Proprietary Yes
C++ Compiler for Linux.
--64-processor SPECompMpeak2001: Running 64 Intel Itanium 2 processors at 1.5GHz, the SGI Altix scored 35,042--a 44 percent advantage over the closest competitor, a 64-processor HP Superdome on 875MHx PA-RISC (Precision Architecture-RISC) A proprietary RISC-based CPU architecture from HP that was introduced in 1986. It is the foundation of HP's 3000 and 9000 computer families. See IA-64. , which scored a peak of 24,318. This is also the highest SPECompM2001 result posted to date--higher even than systems running up to 128 processors.
--64-processor SPECompMbase2001: The same 64p SGI Altix system scored 31,726, more than 11 percent faster than the next-fastest Fujitsu Primepower HPC (Handheld PC) A palmtop computer that weighs less than one pound and runs specialized versions of popular applications. Microsoft coined the term for its Windows CE operating system, which is an abbreviated version of Windows. See Pocket PC. 2500 at 1.3GHz, which scored 28,533 in the tests.
--32-processor SPECompMpeak2001: SGI Altix (with 32 Itanium 2 processors at 1.5GHz) delivered a leading score of 25,817, a 71 percent improvement over a 32p HP Superdome on 875MHx PA-RISC scoring 15,025. SGI also easily outpaced, by more than 65 percent, the Sun Fire 6800 running 24, 1.2GHz UltraSPARC III processors and scoring 15,630.
--32-processor SPECompMbase2001: With a score of 24,358, SGI again bested all other systems, including the Fujitsu Primepower HPC2500 at 1.3GHz, which was the next fastest competitor at 22,280.
"With these results, SGI Altix 3000 continues to reign unchallenged as the fastest, most scalable system available for data-intensive scientific, technical and creative environments," said Dave Parry, senior vice president and general manager, Server and Platform Group, SGI. "By focusing on the needs of users in these markets, SGI and the Linux community have worked together to catapult catapult (kăt`əpŭlt'), mechanism used to throw missiles in ancient and medieval warfare. At first, catapults were specifically designed to shoot spears or other missiles at a low trajectory (see bow and arrow). Linux into the once cost-prohibitive realm of supercomputers and superclusters. The result is a family of systems that break performance records again and again, while providing unparalleled price/performance to an ever-growing population of customers."
In January, SGI announced the SGI Altix 3000 family of servers and superclusters, which combine SGI supercomputing architecture with Intel Itanium 2 processors and the Linux operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. . SGI Altix 3000 is recognized as the first Linux cluster that scales up to 64 processors within each node and the first cluster to allow global shared-memory access across nodes. Inspired by the success of the SGI Altix family and the powerful combination of standard Linux running on 64-bit Intel processors, more than 60 high-performance manufacturing, science, energy and environmental applications have been ported by their commercial developers to the 64-bit Linux environment. Over two thirds of these applications have certified See certification. and optimized their code for differentiated performance on the Altix platform.
SGI Altix 3000 systems are available today in single-system configurations of 4 to 64 processors, and supercluster su·per·clus·ter
A group of neighboring clusters of galaxies.
A large group of neighboring clusters of galaxies, along with isolated galaxies scattered between them, the entire collection configurations of 4 to 128 processors. For customers demanding even larger Altix superclusters, SGI will be supporting configurations of 256 processors in August 2003 and 512 processors in October 2003. SGI also recently announced plans to extend the industry-leading scalability of its SGI Altix 3000 servers to encompass a record 128 processors within a single instance of the Linux operating environment In computing, an operating environment is the environment in which users run programs, whether in a command line interface, such as in MS-DOS or the Unix shell, or in a graphical user interface, such as in the Macintosh operating system. .