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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..."

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