MEXICO'S NEW SUPERCOMPUTER

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STORY: MEXICO'S NEW SUPERCOMPUTERDATELINE: FEB 5, 2012LENGTH: 0:01:42LOCATION: MEXICO CITYCATEGORY: TECHNOLOGYINTROMexico is making new breakthrough in high technology with supercomputer Xiuhcoatl.It is the second largest supercomputer in Latin America and the first hybrid cluster type in Mexico.LIFESTYLES has the details.PKGSupercomputer Xiuhcoatl is presented by Research Center and Advanced Studies and the National Council for Science and Technology.The supercomputer has 3.480 Intel and AMD processors with a capacity of 24.97 teraflops and 7,200 GB of RAM. It has a storage capacity of 45.350 GB hard disk. The infrastructure of the equipment cost about $ 18 million.SOUNDBITE (SPANISH) MARIANO GAMBOA, GENERAL COORDINATOR"Supercomputing is an idea that dates back at least 50 years ago. We have been developing new things architectures, new processors and now we have supercomputing machines. What we want is to use it for the benefit of scientific research."Within weeks, Xiuhcoatl will be
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