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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..."

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