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LinuxPR: Lockheed Martin Uses Linux NetworX Cluster for Analysis of Navy Aircraft

Jul 10, 2000, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"Linux NetworX, Inc., a leading provider of large-scale clustered computer solutions for Internet, industry and research fields, announced today that Lockheed Martin Corp. is now using its products to aid in the analysis of U.S. Navy aircraft. Linux NetworX uses the Linux operating system to build computer cluster systems, a method of linking multiple computers through high-speed networks to form a single, more powerful system."

"Using a Linux NetworX R-Cluster system with 64 nodes (computers) and 128 processors, Lockheed Martin is assisting the Navy with evaluating the remaining service life of the EP-3E Reconnaissance Airplane. The high-computation powered R-Cluster helps Lockheed Martin compute the aerodynamic loads on the EP-3E plane throughout the flight envelope, as part of the Navy's Service Life Assessment Program (SLAP). SLAP is a fatigue damage estimate and operational availability evaluation."

"We are extremely pleased with the products and services we've received from Linux NetworX," said Jeff Layton, senior engineer at Lockheed Martin. "We are seeing a 40-times greater price-to-performance ratio over our past system and can now test and model four-times as many analyses in the same amount of time."

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