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USA Today: Forest Service Buys Linux-Based Supercomputer

“Officials at Cray Inc., a supercomputer manufacturer,
introduced earlier this week the XD1 Linux-based supercomputer.
Starting at less than $100,000, the XD1 is a less expensive
alternative to the company’s traditional supercomputers, and it is
designed to outperform Linux clusters built using generic
off-the-shelf parts that are increasingly popular with government
high-performance computing shops…”


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