The Business Times: NUS Rigs Up Supercomputer

[ Thanks to Alvin Toh for this link.

“The National University of Singapore (NUS) has cobbled together
an innovative high-end computer that could just make it into the
ranks of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world. The
entire exercise cost NUS just $500,000…

“About 10-20 per cent of the cost went to installation and
training services. The ‘budget supercomputer’ took Dell and SCS
engineers just three days to set up and deploy. NUS chose the open
source RedHat Linux 7.2 operating system because it was free,
robust and allowed NUS to maintain control over the system. NUS can
fine-tune the supercomputer to wring the maximum performance from

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