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Computerworld.NZ: Massey Christens Helix Supercomputer

Jul 10, 2003, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Watson)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"That New Zealand got a supercomputer up and running in November, just weeks after the parts arrived in New Zealand, is testimony to the number eight wire mentality.

"So remarked environment minister Marion Hobbs at the official launch of Helix, Massey University's Beowulf cluster supercomputer, at the university's Albany campus yesterday...

"Helix incorporates 132 AMD processors and runs on RedHat Linux 7.3. An early user has been Massey's Martin Johnson, who has used it for genetic programming, which lets the computer tweak and tailor applications, rather than have a human programmer do the task..."

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