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NewsFactor: SuSE To Power Fastest U.S. Supercomputer

Jun 26, 2003, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)

[ Thanks to Ben Rosenberg for this link. ]

"Cray has chosen SuSE Latest News about SuSE Linux to play a key role in helping the supercomputer maker build a massive parallel-processing supercomputer for the U.S. Department of Energy.

"Dubbed "Red Storm," the supercomputer is expected to be the fastest supercomputer in the U.S. It will be powered by AMD's Opteron 64-bit processors featuring hypertransport technology.

"The prestigious contract is a major feather in the cap of SuSE, who competes head to head with Red Hat, widely regarded as the leading Linux vendor. SuSE was a natural choice for Cray in this project because 'we've been working with Opteron 64-bit for three years,' SuSE marketing vice president Joseph Eckert told NewsFactor.

"'We started working with AMD before there was [an Opteron] chip,' he said. 'We were the only operating system at [the chip's] launch--of any type--available on 64-bit...'"

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