Cray Stretches Linux in Supercomputer

“The day after Google announced a new initiative to pack Linux
into mobile handsets, supercomputer designer Cray is announcing a
system it claims will be its biggest computers to use the open
source operating system. Cray claims its new XT5 systems advance
the limits of how many x86 and hybrid processor types it packs into
a single system.

“The number of cores in supercomputers has skyrocketed from
about 1,000 in the late 1990’s to nearly 21,000 in high-end
configurations possible this year, Cray said…”

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