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Enterprise Linux Today: Singapore-MIT Alliance to Build One of Asia's Largest Linux Clusters

Jul 06, 2001, 15:00 (10 Talkback[s])

"IBM Singapore today announced that two leading research organizations -- the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) will build two Linux clusters using a total of 100 IBM eServer xSeries servers. The system at SMA is expected to be among the largest in Asia and students in both Singapore and the United States will be allowed computing time on this cluster to bolster their knowledge of Linux-based systems."

"The 70-server system at SMA, a global partnership in graduate education between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University will be put to work on various graduate research projects. Students from all three universities will be given access to its computing power to solve various computationally intensive problems that require sophisticated computer modeling. The ultimate goal of the alliance is to train students in high performance computing techniques, increasing the pool of highly trained Linux IT workers in Singapore."

"The second cluster, a 30-server Linux systems at IHPC will be used by Singapore-based companies to develop improved business processes with the ultimate goal of bringing better products to market more quickly and cheaply."

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