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Argonne National Lab: Mathematics and computer science

Feb 05, 2001, 07:24 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ted Staberow for this link. ]

"Argonne's most powerful supercomputer is the "Chiba City Project," named for the futuristic city in William Gibson's novel Neuromancer. Consisting of 512 central processing units, all running on the Linux operating system, it is intended for use by universities, laboratories and industry to help advance the use of state-of-the-art Linux clusters based on affordable industry standard components in high-performance computing."

"Chiba City provides a flexible development environment for scalable open source software in four key categories: cluster management, high-performance systems software (file systems, schedulers and libraries), scientific visualization, and distributed computing."

"Conceived by Argonne's Mathematics and Computer Science Division, construction was planned and managed by engineers from Argonne and VA Linux Professional Services, with support from VA and IBM's cluster hardware and software experts. VA Linux also provided cluster management technology and certified new high-performance Linux drivers for the gigabit ethernet cards and graphics cards used in the scalable cluster."

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