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IDG Singapore: IBM Plans World's Most Powerful Linux Supercomputer

Jul 30, 2003, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martyn Williams)

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"A Japanese national research laboratory has placed an order with IBM Corp. for a supercomputer cluster that, when completed, is expected to be the most powerful Linux-based computer in the world.

"The order, from Japan's National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), was announced by the company on Wednesday as it simultaneously launched the eServer 325 system on which the cluster will be largely based. The eServer 325 is a 1U rack mount system that includes two Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Opteron processors of either model 240, 242 or 246, said IBM in a statement.

"The supercomputer ordered by AIST will be built around 1,058 of these eServer 325 systems, to make a total of 2,116 Opteron 246 processors, and an additional number of Intel Corp. servers that include a total of 520 of the company's third-generation Itanium 2 processor, also known by its code name Madison..."

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