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 NASA taps SGI, Intel for supercomputer

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Date posted: 28/07/2004

NASA has requested Silicon Graphics Inc to work with Intel Corp to develop a massive supercomputer NASA plan to use to simulate space exploration.

The 10,240 processor Space Exploration Simulator, is expected to finally beat Japan's Earth Simulator in raw computing power, and is to be used by NASA to radically accellerate its space plans, by reproducing virtually schemes that would cost billions physically - and seeing if they work, before actual deployment.

The system was made possible, thanks to advances in grid computing, and the whole simulator runs from Linux, the open source operating system.

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