"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
"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
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