HP Itanium 2-based solution becomes the foundation of Samsung Group's computing strategy
Posted by Sam, Friday February 21 2003 @ 01:04AM EST
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Korea acquires the
latest technology and commercializes it for a variety of markets, such
as energy and biotechnology. SAIT also sets long-term and midterm
technology strategies and provides MIS services for Samsung Group. To
advance its capabilities in the area of grid computing, SAIT is
creating a supercomputing environment using 16 HP rx2600 servers based
on the Itanium 2 processor.
Until recently, SAIT's supercomputing environment was based on 128
Alpha chips running Linux. When the lease period for the Alpha cluster
system was nearing its end, SAIT decided to introduce a new cluster
system based on the most advanced technologies available. SAIT
selected HP Itanium 2-based systems based on several criteria,
including confidence in the future success and market dominance of
Itanium, superior price/performance, and a longstanding successful
relationship with HP. The HP Itanium 2-based systems also enable SAIT
to pursue a strategy based on multiple operating systems to streamline
software development. The multiple operating system strategy lets SAIT
acquire the technology know-how needed to develop, test, and introduce
future systems, regardless of operating system. Thanks to thorough
planning, SAIT expects to provide supercomputer services to Samsung
Group based on Itanium as early as in March 2003. For the complete
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