Purdue University is home to one of the fastest supercomputers in the country and the 54th most powerful in the world, according to the international Top500.org list. The twist is that the system uses Intel chips that haven’t been released to market yet and aren’t expected until next March.
The new supercomputer, nicknamed “Carter,” for Purdue alumnus Dennis Carter, is an HP Cluster Platform 3000 SL6500. It features Intel Xeon E5 “Sandy Bridge” eight-core, 2.6 GHz processors, which haven’t yet been released to market, along with HP ProLiant servers and Mellanox FDR Infiniband cluster interconnects. The system has a total of 10,368 cores and runs the Linux operating system.
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