Wikipedia Study Showcases SGI UV2 Launch

In collaboration with SGI, the new UV2 supercomputer, which scales to 4,000 cores and 64TB in a single system image, was used to interactively explore Wikipedia's view of world history 1800-2012 and the underlying spatial-temporal knowledge network of Wikipedia's 4M pages, including 120 million locations and dates. This study marked the first time a digital humanities project has ever showcased the launch of a new supercomputer and captures the importance of big data in modern supercomputing. Covered widely from the New York Times to the Atlantic Wire's Chart of the Day. Movies: Tone / Intensity.

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