The Digital Health Institute Ultra system was introduced in August 2014. It is an SGI UV2000 system with 64 Intel Xeon E5-4620 v2 processors each with 8 cores. The machine therefore has 512 cores which share 8Tb of memory.

This large shared-memory capability makes the machine attractive for certain types of problem that are less well-suited to traditional distributed-memory machines (clusters). Relevant problems include analysis of genetic sequences and statistics which arise in modern health care.

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