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internetnews.com: IBM Inks Another Defense Deal with DoD

Aug 03, 2004, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"For the second straight week, IBM has announced a major Linux supercomputing deal with the U.S. Department of Defense.

"In a contract worth in the tens of millions, IBM agreed to provide a massive machine for the Army Research Laboratory Major Shared Resource Center (ARL MSRC), which will use it to advance the planning and creation of military defense systems.

"Projected to reach processing speeds of 10 teraflops, or 10 trillion operations per second, the system should rank as one of the top ten fastest supercomputers in the world. The 2,304-CPU cluster will use 1,186 IBM eServer e325 nodes, each with dual 2.2 GHz AMD Opteron processors, a Myrinet interconnect and will run SUSE Linux..."

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