High performance computing firm SGI has denied any involvement with Cloudcroft Supercomputers Australia, a supercomputer firm that was founded by suspected bitcoin founder Craig Wright under his parent company DeMorgan.
In a letter featuring the SGI letterhead and the supposed signature of SGI APAC service director Greg McKeon, SGI acknowledged it would be assisting Cloudcroft Supercomputers Australia in the development of hyper-density machines and supercomputers.
“As a global leader in high performance solutions for computers, data analytics and data management, SGI considers Cloudcroft a worthy partner in the goal to accelerate time to discovery, innovation and profitability,” the letter said.
The letter also highlighted the two companies have previously worked together to build Cloudcroft’s first supercomputer, Sukuriputo Okane.
WhaTech has previously reported that Wright even presented lectures on supercomputers in partnership between Cloudcroft, SGI, and Charles Sturt University.
Further evidence to suggest that Wright was the supposed owner of a supercomputer was highlighted in a Cloudcroft blog posted in December 2014, which indicated that Wright at the time had intentions to build “the biggest supercomputer cluster in Australia, with just under 5 petabytes”, in time for the release of the Top 500 in June 2015.
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