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The Business Times: NUS Rigs Up Supercomputer

Oct 18, 2002, 05:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tang Weng Fai)

[ Thanks to Alvin Toh for this link. ]

"The National University of Singapore (NUS) has cobbled together an innovative high-end computer that could just make it into the ranks of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. The entire exercise cost NUS just $500,000...

"About 10-20 per cent of the cost went to installation and training services. The 'budget supercomputer' took Dell and SCS engineers just three days to set up and deploy. NUS chose the open source RedHat Linux 7.2 operating system because it was free, robust and allowed NUS to maintain control over the system. NUS can fine-tune the supercomputer to wring the maximum performance from it..."

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