NewsForge: Atomic Weapons Establishment Having a Blast with Linux Networx Supercomputer
Jul 27, 2005, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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..."