Spotlight: AMD Partners Roll Out Magny-Cours Servers


SGI: Up To 41,760 Cores Per Container

SGI, Fremont, Calif., on Monday said it will support the AMD Opteron 6000 series processor across all of the company's scale-out server platforms.

This includes support across SGI's entire design-to-order server portfolio, including CloudRack and Rackable scale-out servers and SGI InfiniteStorage servers. SGI's ICE Cube modular data center also gets AMD Opteron processor support for the first time.

Because of the Magny-Cours' 12-core design, SGI said it can offer server density of up to 1,824 cores per rack with its CloudRack C2 servers and up to 2,208 cores per rack with its Rackable half-depth servers. Its ICE Cube modular data centers can now scale to up to 41,760 cores per container.

The Magny-Cours-based CloudRack and Rackable servers are currently available. SGI expects to release AMD Opteron processor-based configurations of its Altix ICE high performance computing (HPC) clusters and Octane III personal supercomputers later this year.