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CRN: IBM To Introduce Linux Superclusters

Jun 08, 2000, 20:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph F. Kovar)

"IBM, Armonk, N.Y., is adapting its SP-based middleware to work on Linux-based Netfinity clusters, said David Gelardi, director of benchmarking and solution initiatives for the RS/6000 brand in IBM's Server Group."

"While customers are already using public domain software to build Linux clusters, said Gelardi, this initiative will allow Linux-based superclusters to natively run applications designed for IBM SP supercomputers."

"IBM has seen its supercomputer customers exploring the possibility of enhancing their systems with Linux clusters based on the Intel Corp. platform for the past 18 months or so, Gelardi said."

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