SearchEnterpriseLinux: Los Alamos Linux Cluster to Keep Watch on Nukes
Sep 17, 2003, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Kucharik)
[ Thanks to Michael
S. Mimoso for this link. ]
"While the eagle gets the glory, the penguin is quietly standing
guard over America's nukes. The Linux penguin, that is.
"At Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world's largest
Linux clusters -- called Lightning -- will be standing guard over
the United States' nuclear stockpile.
"Residing on Lightning, Los Alamos' Advanced Simulation and
Computing program, or ASCI, will run three-dimensional simulations
of nuclear detonations. Scientists 'rely on experimental data
analysis to understand how [nuclear weapons] are aging,' said Los
Alamos spokesman Jim Danneskiold..."