Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Open-Source Software Powers Top US Academic Supercomputer
Jun 30, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
"The newest edition of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the
world released lists Indiana University's supercomputer cluster,
Big Red, as the fastest supercomputer among all US academic
institutions and ranked 23rd overall in the world--and it runs on
open-source software. Indiana University will be relying on a suite
of open-source software to operate Big Red. Open-source software
offers the best opportunity to achieve high levels of performance
and to get this very new and innovative system up and running
quickly so that it is producing new scientific breakthroughs as
rapidly as possible.
"Big Red consists of IBM's very latest technology, an e1350
BladeCenter Cluster, that uses new chip technology and high speed
internal networks to perform calculations at very fast speeds.
Running the SLES 9 operating system, Big Red as of today is the
largest IBM e1350 system in the world..."