NetworkWorldFusion.com: Silicon Graphics Inc. Monday will begin shipping a new, smaller member of its Altix family of technical computing servers, called the Altix 350.
The Altix 350 is designed to work in clustered or departmental configurations, said Andy Fenselau, the Altix product line director. It is designed for "the large portion of the technical midrange market that needs 64-bit (processing), but would very much like something that scales to more than two processors," he said.
Like SGI's Altix 3000 series systems, which were launched last year, the new server will be based on the Linux operating system and Intel's Itanium 2 processors. It will use SGI's NUMAflex memory management technology as well as its ProPack management software, which has been ported to Linux from SGI's Irix operating system.