According to an SGI press release and article on, they’ve had several recent customer wins. Here’s a list of the organizations they specifically mentioned who are using SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 on their recently purchased SGI servers:

  • IFREMER, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
    • SGI Altix ICE 8200 blade cluster powered by 256 Intel Xeon cores and a 16TB SGI InfiniteStorage 4500 system
  • The Center for Parallel Computing (NACAD) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro: UFRJ)
    • 152 Intel Xeon cores and 304GB of memory. UFRJ also upgraded its SGI Altix 450 system to a configuration with 32 Intel Itanium 2 processor cores and 64GB of memory. The SGI systems, which run SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell, are backed by an expanded 32TB SGI InfiniteStorage 4050 network attached storage solution.
  • University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Digital Simulation and Advanced Computation
    • 2,048-core SGI Altix XE 1300 cluster,… Outfitted with more than 4TB of memory across 256 compute nodes. Minnesota’s system also is linked via a high-bandwidth InfiniBand connection and runs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell
  • Dedic, the contact center company from Portugal Telecom Group
    • Powered by a total of 56 Intel Xeon cores and 72GB of memory
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), School of Chemical Engineering
    • 136-core, 272GB SGI Altix XE1300 cluster supported by an 8TB network-attached SGI InfiniteStorage 350 solution
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), CENAPAD, a National Center for High-Performance Computing
    • 176-core SGI Altix 450 compute solution and a combination of new and upgraded SGI InfiniteStorage systems that added more than 56TB of capacity
  • The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix AZ
    • SGI Altix 4700 system with 576GB memory and 48 Intel Itanium 2 cores running Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • University of West Florida’s School of Science and Engineering
    • SGI Altix 450 system with 32 Intel Itanium 2 Dual Cores (64 core total) and 248GB memory, with SUSE Enterprise Linux 10
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EGBL)
    • 256GB of memory, all of which can be made available to a single data mining problem, the 16-core SGI Altix 450 server

I don’t know about you, but I’m always impressed by the compute power that organizations are implementing these days… especially when talking about SGI.

Looking for more examples of who’s using SUSE Linux Enterprise? Stop by Novell’s customer success home page or the list of Novell press releases and see who else has a documented success story for SUSE Linux Enterprise.