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IT Jungle: Cray Lands $200 Million Linux-Opteron Super Deal with DOE

Jun 19, 2006, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"A few weeks ago, supercomputer maker Cray said that the next quarter or two might be a little bumpy, but that it was pretty confident that it would make its numbers for the year. And, apparently, with good reason. Yesterday, the company announced that it had landed a whopping $200 million deal to build an Opteron-based parallel supercomputer that runs a hyped-up version of Linux for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

"Whether or not this is the most powerful supercomputer in the world when it goes operational in 2008 or not remains to be seen, but this is the first commitment that any research institution or government has made to pay for a petaflops computer so far..."

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