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AsiaBizTech: Japanese Research Institute to Introduce Commercial Linux Supercomputer

Aug 04, 2000, 11:40 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Japan (Riken) recently introduced a clustered parallel supercomputer based on the Linux operating system."

"This is the first case in Japan in which a Linux supercomputer was installed on a commercial basis. The introduced system uses the platform of Compaq Alpha Beowulf cluster from Compaq Computer Corp."

"Riken will use this new giant Linux system specifically for a molecule dynamics simulation. The system was sold by Compaq together with Sunmisho Electronics Co., Ltd. and Itochu Techno-Science Corp. The value of the order was not announced."

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