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Linux Power for Quantum Grid

Jun 25, 2003, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Jenkins)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The University of Queensland's Centre for Computational Molecular Science will build a grid computing cluster running Linux to study areas as diverse as hypersonic flight, quantum computing and life sciences.

"The system, claimed to be the fastest of its kind in Australia, will use 128 dual-processor 2.8GHz Pentium machines, each with 3GB of RAM, for a total of 1.4 teraflops of computing power.

"This capacity meant calculations that used to take a week could run in an hour, the centre's director Professor Sean Smith said..."

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