"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
"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..."