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ZDNet UK: Itanium Gets Revamped Linux Supercomputer Software

Apr 12, 2003, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Researchers at the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure have built full Itanium support into software that can be used to assemble supercomputers out of clusters of Linux computers.

"Version 2.3.2 of the NPACI Rocks software, code-named Annapurna, is the first version to support Itanium, Intel's high-end processor, NPACI said on Thursday. The software makes it easier to install the Linux operating system on numerous computers despite differences between each machine.

"There already was an Itanium version of the Rocks software, but it didn't include all the software components of the version for computers using Intel's Pentium and Xeon or AMD's Athlon chips.."

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