SGI trumpets world's largest shared memory system

The SGI UV 2 doubles the number of cores to 4,096 and can absorb the entire US Library of Congress in less than three seconds, according to the company

SGI has introduced what it is boasting as the world's largest shared memory system: the SGI UV 2.

SGI UV 2

The SGI UV 2 doubles the number of cores to 4,096. Image credit: SGI

Touted as a "a complete solution for no-limit computing", the SGI UV2 essentially doubles the number of cores (up to 4,096) and quadruples the amount of coherent main memory (up to 64TB) from the previous generation system.

Running on Intel Xeon E5 processors, the SGI UV2 boasts a peak I/O rate of 4TB per second. At that rate, SGI says that the system could absorb the entire US Library of Congress (approximately 10TB of data) in less than three seconds.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see SGI UV 2 unveiled as world's largest shared memory system on ZDNet.com.


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