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Alliance Unveils Roadrunner Linux-Based Workstation SuperclusterApr 08, 1999, 19:08 (0 Talkback[s])
The Grid's Virtual Machine Room Narrows Gap Between Desktop Systems and Supercomputers
"The National Computational Science Alliance will introduce its first 128 processor workstation supercluster running the Linux operating system as the latest addition to the National Technology Grid, its arsenal of powerful computational resources. The supercluster, called Roadrunner, will be unveiled at an April 8 dedication of the Supercluster Computing Facility of the Albuquerque High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC), located on the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus."
" "Scalable clusters represent the most rapidly growing architecture of high-end computing," said Larry Smarr, director of the Alliance and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "By filling the gap between desktop workstations and teraflop-scale supercomputing systems, clusters provide a very cost-effective source of computing power close to the user."
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