The Italian Ministry of Education University and Research has announced an upgraded Fermi System that will be installed in Spring and operational in August 2012. This computing power will become available to all European institutions part of PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe).
there is a growing demand from national and European academia, research institutions and industries for peta-scale computing capabilities.
It will consist of :
|Architecture:||10 BGQ Frame|
|Processor Type:||IBM PowerA2, 1.6 GHz|
|RAM:||1GByte / core|
|Internal Network||Network interface with 11 links →5D Torus|
|Disk Space||2PByte of scratch space|