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Computerworld: Linux Cluster Used to Map Geothermal Energy in Iceland

Feb 28, 2003, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

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"In early 2001, the Icelandic Energy Authority and Iceland's Institute for Meteorological Research bought a 12-node, 24-CPU Linux cluster computer from Linux Networx Inc. to help conduct 3-D simulations of Iceland's climate conditions and geothermal events.

"Last summer, the two groups had Salt Lake City-based Linux Networx double the size of the cluster, bumping it up to 24 nodes and 48 CPUs to continue its research.

"Now the system, which had a total cost of about $100,000, is successfully helping researchers understand past weather events in Iceland and learn how the country's topography influences its weather, according to Olafur Rognvaldsson, CEO of the Institute for Meteorological Research in Reyjavik..."

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