How SGI Altix ICE and Intel Xeon processors 5500 (code-named Nehalem) Help Sustain HPC Efficiency Amid Explosive Data Growth

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    This paper examines how the SGI Altix ICE integrated blade platform and the recently launched Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (code-named Nehalem) address the enormous processing requirements of Data Intensive Computing. The paper includes real-world performance data to show how the SGI Altix ICE architecture, and the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series combine to deliver improvements in memory bandwidth, I/O communications and scalability that provide unprecedented and reliable performance efficiency.