NASA Ames Research Center, “Pleiades,” Supercomputer from SGI Ranks #13 on TOP500

At the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah, SGI announced that the NASA Ames Research Center’s supercomputer, “Pleiades,” was ranked #13 and is the most powerful SGI supercomputer on the prestigious TOP500 list. NASA’s SGI® ICE™ X supercomputer, “Pleiades,” was recognized as SGI’s top … Continued

NASA Says “Cool It” to Water Waste

New SGI supercomputer cooling system will save 2 million gallons of water a year As one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, the Pleiades system at NASA’s Ames Research Center generates a massive amount of heat. Until recently it required millions of gallons of water to cool it, and most of that water … Continued

NASA’s Pleiades Supercomputer Performance increases to 5.35 Petaflops – Second Update in Three Months

The NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility has expanded the power of their flagship Pleiades supercomputer, increasing its theoretical peak performance from 4.49 to 5.35 petaflops. The latest expansion adds 14 SGI® ICE™ X racks containing 12-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 processors, bringing the total number of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 racks to 29 and the … Continued