Supercomputing specialist Bull has introduced a new line of commercial high-performance systems.
The bullx S-series introduces the 'supernode' platform, and features four-socket server nodes which can be expanded to support up to 128 cores and 2TB of memory.
The French company said that the new systems are based on a project undertaken with the French Atomic Energy Authority.
Bull is aiming the systems at traditional high-performance markets such as aeronautics, physics simulation and engineering calculations.
The S-series modules are designed to function as part of larger supercomputing clusters, and will be offered in either a three-unit rack mount case or as L-shaped 1.5 unit casings designed to interlock in a three-unit space.
The nodes will use Intel's recently introduced Xeon 7500 series processors, which offer breakthrough performance in the 64-bit x86 processor space, according to Intel.
"Our message to businesses and research establishments is to refuse to compromise, and to open up new horizons for your organisation while minimising the risks and reducing your carbon footprint," said Philippe Miltin, vice president of products and systems at Bull.
"For Bull, innovation has to be unlimited and unconstrained, and our bullx supernodes are a concrete example of this principle."
Dark matter holds the Universe together - and gravitational waves could help identify it
Addison Lee is working on autonomous taxis for commuting and pleasure
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing