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Wired: Linux Supercomputer Howls

Mar 22, 2000, 17:40 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Finley)

"The University of New Mexico and IBM are teaming up to build the world's fastest Linux-based supercomputer.

"Named "Los Lobos", the new supercomputer is scheduled to be fully operational by the summer."

"It's built from many smaller, industry standard computers -- 64 of IBM Netfinity 256 servers, specifically."

"The Netfinity servers are linked together using special clustering software and high-speed networking hardware, which causes the separate units to act as one computer, delivering a processing speed of 375 gigaflops, or 375 billion operations per second."

"Although its creators believe Los Lobos is the fastest Linux supercomputer, it will only rank 24th on the list of the top 500 fastest supercomputers."

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