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Enterprise Linux Today: API NetWorks and Cray Push Alpha Linux For Large Mission-Critical Clusters

Jan 29, 2001, 16:11 (1 Talkback[s])

API NetWorks, Inc. (formerly Alpha Processor, Inc.) and supercomputer manufacturer Cray Inc. have announced a strategic alliance to bring the power, openness and scalability of Alpha Linux to large, mission-critical technical data centers for the first time.

As part of the multi-year collaboration, API NetWorks will supply its CS20, one of the world's most powerful servers in a 1U form factor, as the foundation for the Cray SuperCluster Series, the world's first mission-critical supercomputers based on Linux. This agreement marks the continued growth of Alpha as a preferred platform for building the industry's highest-performing systems and extends API NetWorks' technology into the high-end cluster market.

Cray's Alpha Linux SuperCluster systems, slated to begin shipping in mid-2001, are planned to scale eventually to 1000s of processors to tackle some of the world's most challenging problems in emerging fields such as genomics and bioinformatics, and in cancer research, weather forecasting, petroleum, automotive design and other advanced government, industrial and university research.

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