"A supercomputing consortium plans to decide within the next two
weeks on a tender for what it claims is the first large cluster in
Australia dedicated to computational engineering.
"The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC) says it
is considering acquiring a Linux-based cluster to service a
multi-million dollar, three-to-five year contract with Holden at
the car manufacturer's new Innovation Centre at Fisherman's Bend in
"The news comes after VPAC this week signed an AU$1 million deal
with IBM Australia for improved access to computing power and
bioinformatics tools, which encompassed supply of a 'life sciences'
solution including a Linux-based supercomputer cluster..."
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