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ZDNet: Building Your Own Supercomputer

Feb 02, 2007, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Suppose you wanted to build your own super computer--one capable of running realistic problems using standard 'codes' in areas like bio-computing, climatology, or geophysics--what would it take?

"The currently favored approach to this is to get as many Opteron cores as you can pay for, rack em up with appropriate storage, and run the whole thing as either a Linux or Solaris grid..."

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