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Wired: Linux Plus Itanium Equals Whoosh

Jan 16, 2001, 20:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michele Delio)

"Exploring big scientific mysteries requires big computing power."

"Ed Seidel, researcher at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, studies black holes and neutron stars in an attempt to understand the basic properties of space and time."

"Seidel and the research team he works with use Linux and an open source program called Cactus they developed to aid them in their work. And they are eagerly anticipating running those programs on one of the first supercomputers with Intel's Itanium processor."

"The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana announced on Tuesday that NCSA will install two IBM Linux clusters at NCSA, creating the world's fastest Linux supercomputer in academia, and the fourth fastest supercomputer overall in the world."

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