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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Clusters Can Have Their Day vs. Supercomputers, Part 1

Aug 31, 2004, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"Cray Canada CTO Dr. Paul Terry said that a Linux cluster is not a high performance computer, but a loose collection of unmanaged, individual, microprocessor-based computers. Why do you disagree with this assessment?

"Eric Pitcher: We at Linux Networx agree that clusters do exist of the type that Dr. Terry has described, but sophisticated users demand much more from their cluster systems. On the surface, Linux clusters are composed of a collection of microprocessor-based servers. However, Linux clusters can achieve high efficiency and high productivity if the sub assemblies have been fully tested and validated, and if the cluster is delivered with management tools, integrated applications, and professional services..."

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