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Computerworld: Sydney Supercomputer to Battle Bushfires

Dec 18, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Deare)

[ Thanks to Phillip Brown for this link. ]

"The University of Western Sydney has unveiled a cost-effective supercomputer, for which they have plans to develop a bushfire modelling system and a virtual baby for medical training.

"On 13 December the NSW Minister for Information Technology, Kim Yeadon, officially opened the government-funded High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC) in Penrith and unveiled its $75,000 supercomputer.

"Built with commodity components, the 20-node GWS Beowulf cluster operates on Mandrake 9.0 Linux. The 4U rack mount chassis uses two Athlon MP 2000+ CPUs, with 1.024GB of DDR RAM and fixed disk storage of 800GB..."

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