New Windows Record Shattered by SGI

Wednesday Mar 30th 2011 by Stuart J. Johnston

SGI stands to benefit from a new round of Microsoft certs as the company looks to run hundreds of physical cores on Windows Server.

InternetNews.com reports new certifications may give SGI a leg up on slower competitors as the company pushes running hundreds of physical cores on Windows Server.

Chalk up another one for SGI. Less than two weeks after announcing Microsoft certification to run Windows Server 2008 Release 2 (R2) on 128 physical cores and 1 TB of memory, SGI has come back to announce it has now been certified for 256 cores and 2 TB of memory, and there's more to come.

In mid-March, SGI announced it had received Microsoft certification for its Altix UV Intel Xeon processor-driven system. The company claimed that it was the largest certified system running Windows Server 2008 R2 to date.

At the time, David "Sunny" Sundstrom, SGI's director of software product marketing, told InternetNews.com that the company was working to double the size of the certified system by the end of the first quarter.

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