Intel (Quote, Company Info) Thursday said it has signed a deal with the Department of Energy to build the largest InfiniBand cluster test bed built yet at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Some 128 computers from ProMicro Systems will be networked together, each containing dual Intel Xeon processors and using InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters, configured together within a 4X InfiniBand fabric. The cluster will run on the Linux operating system.
Initially, the cluster will be used for InfiniBand software stack validation and hardware testing, but ultimately will be available for "unclassified" protocol research and development. No completion date for the project has been set.