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ZDNET: Feds build monster Linux computer

Nov 17, 1999, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

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"The Department of Energy's Argonne National Lab has built its largest supercomputer system ever -- a 256-node cluster that is to be based on Intel hardware and the Linux operating system...."

"Remy Evard, advanced computing manager at Argonne's computer science unit, said the two-day cooperative "barn raising" event used to build the supercomputer involved 50 Argonne scientists. The availability of tools for working with Linux and other examples of open source code makes it possible for many different participants to contribute to such a large scale project, Evard added...."

"Larry Augustin, president of VA Linux Systems, said Chiba City represents "a milestone in large-scale Linux systems design" and illustrates a software product that VA Linux has been working on practically since the company was formed, the VA Cluster Manager."

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