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Linux.com: Big Iron

Mar 24, 2000, 19:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Bos)

"Beowulf clusters, running up to hundreds of nodes of cheap, commodity computers running the free Linux operating system, are quickly becoming a mainstay of science and business projects that need a lot of computing power, and fast. The "Big Iron" market, a realm that even denied the formidable Unix variants, is making use of the unique opportunities offered by Linux..."

"Projects that currently are languishing due to a lack of computing time; fields as diverse as computational linguistics, sociology, and electronic commerce are all languishing behind the bottleneck of cheap data processing power. The introduction of Linux into Big Iron computing could change all that dramatically..."

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