The Ohio Supercomputer Center has ordered a $1.6 million upgrade to its Cray SV1 supercomputer, doubling its memory to 64GB and swapping its processors with faster models used in the new SV1ex line. The upgrades to the current 16-CPU machine will be done in mid-2001, Cray said Monday.
The Ohio center, a joint effort of several universities, uses the system for research on air pollution, braking systems, chemistry and other areas. In addition, Cray has signed a contract with the Ohio center under which it will provide training for use of the Cray systems. In May, the Ohio center also plans to install a 160-processor supercomputer made of interconnected systems based on Intel's upcoming Itanium CPU, the organization said.