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CW360: Torvalds: The Linux Evolution Continues

May 22, 2002, 14:37 (4 Talkback[s])

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"Linux creator Linus Torvalds believes his operating system is evolving well, despite the difficulties it has encountered along the way.

"The Finnish programmer made the remarks last week at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US where he enjoyed the 'rare experience' of seeing his work on Linux and on Transmeta's processors in action at the same time.

"Torvalds saw the unveiling of a 240-processor Beowulf cluster named Green Destiny that made novel use of Transmeta's low-power consumption chips and the open-source OS.

"A Beowulf cluster is, typically, a set of off-the-shelf hardware running Linux and linked together for high performance and scientific computing.

"'Linux has been in this type of place for sometime, but what is notable is that I seldom get to combine the work on Linux with my real job,' Torvalds said..."

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