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Daily Lobo: Catching up with the Roadrunner

Apr 12, 1999, 01:10 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jessica Schneider)

Thanks to Vladimir Vuksan for this link.

"In a flurry of camera lights, men and women in suits, and even a U.S. Senator, UNM's newest supercomputer joined a national grid of other supercomputers..."

"The computer is the first 128 node commodity supercluster high performance computer. In essence, it is 128 off-the-shelf computers connected together through high speed networking..."

"About 300 people gathered at the dedication ceremony of the new supercluster. Sen. Pete Domenici said he was pleased..."

"The operating system for the Roadrunner is Linux. Segura said the main reason to use Linux was it's open-source code, which allows access to fix any bugs.

"You can't go to Microsoft and get the code for Windows NT," he said..."

Complete story.