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Czech Republic National Supercomputer Center picks SGI supercomputer.


SGI (NASDAQ: SGI) said that the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center in the Czech Republic selected an SGI supercomputer to advance research in a variety of fields including nanotechnology, computational chemistry, hydrology, engineering, material science and drug development.

The SGI supercomputer will provide the center with theoretical performance at two petaflops, exceeding the performance of the current Anselm supercomputer by nearly 20 times. The large cluster, which will be put into operation in 2015, will be among the 50 largest supercomputers in the world, and will become the largest Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Xeon Phi coprocessor-based cluster in Europe.

This SGI ICE XA solution will have 1,008 compute nodes and 129 terabytes of RAM. It will feature 864 Intel Xeon Phi 7120 coprocessors cards with 52,704 cores and 13.8 TB of RAM. The storage will be two petabytes of disk-based solutions and three PB of tape backup. As a result of this advanced technology, the new supercomputer will be able to provide more precise simulations and modeling, as well as handle more workloads simultaneously than the Center's previous solution.

In addition to enabling advanced academic research, the supercomputer will also be significantly leveraged by industrial partners in the Czech Republic.

National Supercomputing Center IT4Innovations conducts research in the fields of supercomputing and embedded computing systems. It operates a state of the art technology and service in this area and makes it available to both local and foreign research teams from academia and industry.

SGI is a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management that enable customers to accelerate time to discovery, innovation and profitability. Visit for more information.

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