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CNETASia: Supercomputer Makers Becoming (Linux) Boutique?

Jun 01, 2004, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

[ Thanks to Fletcher for this link. ]

"Thunder, a supercomputer recently installed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is possibly the second-most powerful computing machine on the planet--and it was built by a company with about as many employees as a real estate office.

"California Digital, a 55-person company located on the outskirts of Silicon Valley, created Thunder from 1,024 four-processor Itanium 2 servers to perform a variety of tasks at the lab. Capable of churning 19.94 trillion operations per second, it would have ranked second in the Top 500 list of supercomputers published bi-annually by the University of Mannheim, the University of Tennessee and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, had it made the deadline..."

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