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CNET News: Penn State Plugs into Dell Cluster

Sep 19, 2002, 13:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner)

"The PC maker on Tuesday said it is working with Pennsylvania State University to build a new high-performance computing cluster, a group of computers linked together to perform heavy-duty computing tasks.

"Penn State will use the new cluster, which currently has 80 nodes and will grow to 256, to carry out research in biology, chemistry, physics and meteorology. Each of the 80 nodes is a Dell PowerEdge server with dual Xeon processors from Intel and RedHat's [sic] Linux operating system.

"The university has become the latest customer to select Dell's cluster configurations as a way to gain high-performance computing for less money. Dell also recently unveiled a 2,008-node high-performance computing cluster at the State University of New York in Buffalo..."

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