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LinuxElectrons: Linux SuperComputer named after Gen. Powell

Nov 21, 2003, 07:00 (10 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Linux Networx announced today that the Army Research Laboratory, a Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Major Shared Resource Center (MSRC), has accepted the newest and most powerful HPCMP Linux cluster into their production environment. The 256-processor system designed for ARL, dubbed 'Powell,' is capable of performing 1.7 trillion operations per second (teraflops). The Powell cluster, recently ranked 113th on the Top 500 list (http://www.top500.org), exceeded rigorous effectiveness and capability testing requirements prior to delivering critical computations and simulations to MSRC users.

"The cluster is part of the Technology Insertion 2003 program, an initiative to modernize the Department of Defense high performance computing (HPC) capabilities..."

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