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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Clusters for HPC: Why and Why Not?

Dec 14, 2004, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Amy Kucharik for this link. ]

"Why are and why aren't HPC users moving to Linux?

"Rosenthal: Instead of large SGI Origin, 64-way Sun SPARC or big IBM systems, they can deploy much more cost- effective Linux clustering solutions at a fraction of a cost.

"An HPC Linux cluster gives better performance than the old alternatives, like Cray supercomputers, at a fifth of the cost. Sure, Cray machines had and have good performance and a good architecture, but they are prohibitively expensive compared to commodity clusters, and they're proprietary..."

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