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LinuxMall.com: Linux Cluster Installed at Brain Research Lab

May 19, 2000, 23:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"A 32-processor Linux computer cluster is set to crank out computations in the National Foundation for Functional Brain Imaging's (NFFBI) Albuquerque, N.M. facility. The NFFBI's mission is to advance and apply neuroimaging techniques aimed at furthering medical understanding of brain function. The goal is to evenutally translate laboratory knowledge into clinical relief for people coping with mental illness."

"To that end, the NFFBI is planning to integrate magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) visualizations of the brain using the advanced supercomputing capabilities of high-end graphics, Linux-cluster systems, and large data storage systems."

"The system consists of eight SGI 400L servers, each equipped with four Intel Pentium III Xeon processors. The software includes Linux, SGI ProPack software overlay for improved performance and reliability, and the SGI Linux Advanced Cluster Environment to ease cluster management and enhance cluster performance, according to SGI."

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