Silicon Graphics (SGI) hopes to reinvent its large multiprocessor supercomputers as high-performance machines that can take advantage of a wide variety of processor architectures, the company said Monday at the Supercomputing 2003 conference in Phoenix.
SGI makes servers such as the 128-processor Altix supercomputer for researchers and scientists who require a great deal of computing power for complex tasks. The goal of "Project Ultraviolet" is to build a server that can run a number of different types of processors, said Dave Parry, senior vice president and general manager of SGI's server and platform group.
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