Australian IT: 5700-year Gene Puzzle Cracked
Nov 26, 2003, 07:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kate Mackenzie)
[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]
"Australia's newest and fastest supercomputer will be unveiled
today, having already proved itself by solving a '5700-year
problem' in 32 hours.
"The Barossa machine, purchased by the University of New South
Wales, UTS, Sydney University, Macquarie University and the
University of Wollongong, is housed at the Australian Centre for
Advanced Computing and Communications (ac3) in Redfern.
"Barossa is a cluster of 155 Dell dual-processor Pentium nodes
running Linux, and clocks in at just over 1.8 teraflops, which was
useful for UNSW PhD student Chris Cotsapas' gene research..."