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Enterprise Linux Today: Sandia supercomputer program released to public

Jun 08, 2001, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
"A computer program that enables a collection of off-the-shelf desktop computers to rank among the world's fastest supercomputers has been released to the public by Sandia National Laboratories. The program, called Cplant system software, dramatically extends the capability of researchers to modularly assemble large blocks of off-the-shelf computer components.

The rationale behind this open-source release is to allow researchers free access to the body of research and development that created the most scalable, Linux-based, off-the-shelf computer available, says Sandia manager Neil Pundit.

The hope, says Pundit, is that modifications and enhancements made by researchers elsewhere will enrich the system software, and that these improvements will be communicated back to Sandia."

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