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Morning World (Germany): Linux super computer [at a] "flea market price"

Aug 11, 2000, 20:18 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Thuan for this link. ]

German Magazine, MogenWelt, has a small article on a new SuperComputer that claims to be the second fastest in the world for its kind.

By using Bablefish to translate we were able to obtain the following:

"Fast computers excessively do not have to be expensive. Scientists of the University of Chemnitz tinkered one of the fastest computers of Germany from standard individual parts. It had a memory of 264 gigabyte, the fixed disks seize more than ten Terabyte at data. Its " heart " consists of 528 PentiumIII processors, which are clocked with 800 mc/s...."

"The cluster computer in such a way specified is occupied also European-wide the most efficient computer in the new Lands of the Federal Republic and a point workstation. In the group of the cluster computers it is the second fastest of the world. The computer at the same time costs only approximately a fifth of the total, which a comparable supercomputer would cost: Instead of 12 to 15 million Marks only approximately 2.5 million had to be invested. The operating system of the new high-performance computer gab's even free of charge: It runs under the freely available Linux."

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