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Karlsruhe IT Supercomputer expanded by 15.6 teraflops
Opterons did it
Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has increased the processing capacity of its HP Cluster Platform supercomputer.
According to an HP press release KIT has added 15.6 teraflops to its previous capacity of two teraflops. The upgrade will make it the fiftieth fastest computer in the world.
The upgrade was achieved by adding more HP ProLiant servers based around AMD Opteron dual-core processors.
KIT uses two HP Scalable Visualization Array systems that integrate with the HP SFS file system and XC Cluster management software to visualize and manipulate huge data sets in real time as an extension of computing and data management in the cluster.