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NewsForge: Atomic Weapons Establishment Having a Blast with Linux Networx Supercomputer

Jul 27, 2005, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"A Linux Networx super cluster is now part of the technology arsenal at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), a company that exists solely to provide warheads for the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent program. But AWE isn't done looking at different solutions for its ever-increasing computational power needs.

"High-performance computing is an integral part of today's nuclear testing environment because of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban treaty, which 175 countries have pledged to uphold. The treaty prohibits any kind of nuclear detonation for testing purposes, so companies like AWE 'test' nuclear weapons using high-powered computer simulations..."

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