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EnterpriseLinuxToday: AMD, Linux NetworX Deliver Linux Supercluster to Boeing

Mar 14, 2001, 16:51 (2 Talkback[s])

"AMD announced today that The Boeing Company has implemented an AMD Athlon processor-based supercluster developed by Linux NetworX. The high performance cluster system, featuring 96 AMD Athlon processors, is running computational fluid dynamics applications in support of the Boeing Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program at the company's Space & Communications division in Huntington Beach, Calif. Boeing Delta IV engineers tested several other processor platforms at Linux NetworX facilities before purchasing the AMD Athlon processor-based cluster. The Delta IV is the newest class of rockets developed by Boeing that will enter service in 2002 and will have the capability of lifting satellite payloads of up to 29,000 pounds into geosynchronous transfer orbit."

"The Linux NetworX cluster system and the performance of the AMD Athlon processor provide an excellent solution that satisfies our requirements," said Daniel Hart, Director of Systems Engineering and Integration, Delta IV Launch System Program for Boeing.

"We are delighted The Boeing Company has chosen an AMD processor-based solution, as this win reflects confidence in AMD's leading technology at the level of large U.S. enterprises," said David Somo, vice president of the Americas sales & marketing group for AMD. "The innovative AMD Athlon processor provides stability, reliability, and compatibility, as well as excellent performance for enterprise-level computing. AMD is pleased with the win, and the successful partnership with Linux NetworX."

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