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Reuters: IBM develops low-cost Linux supercomputer system

Mar 22, 2000, 18:44 (0 Talkback[s])
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"International Business Machines Corp. said on Wednesday it is providing a new class of low-cost supercomputer that uses the Linux alternative operating system, allowing researchers and developers access to computational power they previously could not afford."

"The National Computational Science Alliance, comprised of 50 academic, government and research partners, said it would use the system of IBM computers as a part of its effort to create a new highly sophisticated computer network for research."

"The system, called Los Lobos, is actually a "supercluster" of servers, which are powerful computers that manage networks of other computers. It will be located at the University of New Mexico.

"Los Lobos will consist of 256 IBM Netfinity PC servers, which linked together will provide supercomputer-level performance at lower cost."

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