The World's Fastest Supercomputer
Altix® UV scales to extraordinary levels - up to 2,048 cores (256 sockets) with architectural support to 262,144 cores (32,768 sockets). Support for up to 16TB of global shared memory in a single system image enables Altix UV to remain highly efficient at scale for applications ranging from in-memory databases, to a diverse set of data and compute-intensive HPC applications.
Scalable System Size
The Altix UV hardware platform is comprised of modular blades for "plug and solve" configuration flexibility. The innovative NUMAflex® architecture enables users to optimally size their systems, achieving the correct balance of compute, memory, and storage capability.
Altix UV 1000 - For maximum scalability, Altix UV 1000 ships as a fully integrated cabinet-level solution with up to 256 sockets (2,048 cores) and 16TB of shared memory in four racks.
Altix UV 100 - Addresses the mid-range market based on an industry-standard 19" rackmount 3U form factor. Altix UV 100 scales to 96 sockets (768 cores) and 6TB of shared memory in two racks.
An Open Platform
The Altix UV system's x86 architecture, based on open standards, leverages quad-, six-, or eight-core Intel® Xeon® (Nehalem-EX) processors. This allows for the use of completely unmodified Novell® SUSE® or Red Hat® Linux® operating systems. The impact grows from there as the x86 application ecosystem is unrivaled by any other, making Altix UV ideal- not only for running custom codes, but also off-the-shelf ISV applications.
Flexible System Expansion and Storage Capabilities
Industry-standard PCI Express expansion slots open up countless possibilities for system configurations with seamless support for industry-standard networking, storage, and graphics/GPU cards. This enables deployment of NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs to supercharge performance for many workloads. It also means full support for the entire SGI InfiniteStorage hardware and software products.