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Enterprise Linux Today: Oil Exploration Target of Linux NetworX Dual-Athlon Cluster

Aug 17, 2001, 10:35 (2 Talkback[s])
"Linux NetworX, a provider of powerful and easy-to-manage cluster computing solutions, announced today that seismic imaging solutions company GX Technology has purchased an 84-processor Evolocity computer cluster to be used in its oil and gas exploration efforts. This is the third cluster computer system provided to GX Technology by Linux NetworX.

Linux clustering, a method of linking multiple computers together to form a unified and more powerful system, is being increasingly adopted by the oil and gas exploration industry as a stable and powerful high performance computing platform. Companies like GX Technology use Linux NetworX clusters to process extremely complex calculations in efforts to help their customers find and produce petroleum.

"This is the first dual AMD Athlon MP processor-based Linux cluster system, and we are ecstatic that GX has chosen an AMD Athlon processor-based cluster from Linux NetworX," said Lee Little, AMD's (NYSE:AMD) director of field marketing for the Americas. "The AMD Athlon MP processor delivers outstanding performance for software applications that help the research ef forts of the oil and gas industry."

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