Korea Herald: Korean firms to build low-cost Linux-based supercomputer

[ Thanks to Randy for this link.

“Korean researchers and technology firms have joined the global
race to build low-cost, high-power supercomputing system….”

“We intend to give local researchers and businesses low-cost
access to the highly sophisticated computing power, which otherwise
would cost them billions of won,” Cho Yong-hwa, president of the
government-funded institute.”

The machine will cluster 64 Linux-based servers, powered by
667MHz Alpha processors. The computer network will be able to
process at a speed of 85 gigaflops, or 85 billion calculations per
, he said.”


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